…is New Hampshire really that white? They voted for Hillary. Are they serious? I was so stoked for Barack going into there, I can’t believe they gave Her a comeback. Iowa is actually a smarter state than NH, I never would’ve guessed it. If in the end we’re forced to choose between Shrillary and Huckabee, is it then time for us all to move to Vancouver?
I feel the same way. I was thinking Barack had it sewn up and that the next two weeks would be the long lead up to his coronation. People keep talking about electibility and I have to say I view Obama as more electable than Hillary. Aside from the bigots, no one hates Obama and even then, when you compare that to a woman candidate, it’s a wash. The Republicans hate Hillary with the fire of a thousand stars, and while I could live with her as President, I think the Republicans want to run against her.
Secondly – there’s always this talk about how much smarter women are than men, and sometimes I buy it, but are you telling me they bought Hillary crying? I never thought crying would be a valid Presidential campaign strategy. So New Hampshire let her off the hook. Last time I listen to the polls.
One interesting thought last night on CNN was the idea that people said they would vote for a black candidate when polled, but when in the privacy of a voting booth, they wouldn’t. I hope that isn’t the case, but after hearing someone down south sincerely say “I don’t know if I can vote for a colored man”, it seems plausible.
It’s a shame we expect so little from our politicians, but after listening to Obama’s speech (a speech after he lost a contest), he inspires me. Obama has presence. He makes me believe in something better. Hillary is a politician, a good one, but that’s all she is. I can live with her as President, but after 8 years of a long national nightmare, we need better. Hillary’s new stance is that Obama promises change that he can’t deliver, that he delivers “false hope”. She doesn’t get it. He brings change by his very existence in the race. His call for change is sincere and his very presence would signify that enough is enough – that it’s time we took the statehouse back. Any time someone suggests change, there will always be someone there to say – “that’s not possible”. It is up to the citizens to say it has to be.
Don’t be fooled, Hillary is nothing more than another old white man wanting to keep things the same. Is she better than George Bush? Yes, but that is small praise. We should be looking for the best of the best.
The following video is from last night. It’s worth the listen.