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One young man who was interviewed in the clip linked below said that if we "don't get someone in (the whitehouse) who is not bought off" it could be the end of America as we know it. And that, my friends, is my most fundamental reason for continuing to push Ron Paul. Because nobody owns him. He acts based on principle, and his principles are subject to open discussion with the possibility that he might adjust his belief, and also the known necessity of compromise. Kucinich is a similarly wise leader. Obama could become that leader, he is working on it. Kennedy could too. McCain, Giuliani and Clinton are no longer capable. Huckabee and Romney are perverted by religiousity.



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Jan. 5th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Not Kennedy, Edwards. That's Freudian. I have hope for Edwards. I am open to the possibility that he might be the idealist he plays in his ads.

I also like Richardson except for his remarks about alliegance to Hispancs. That's just as bad as alliegance to Christianity as an ulterior motive. What do you think of him?
Jan. 6th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Well, Richardson was the guy I wanted after I ruled out Kucinich and Gravel. But then he became a liability, being too inarticulate and spouting questionable statistics. I'd love hi mas Secretary of State, just as I'd love Feingold as Attorney General.

Edwards is my current favorite, although I'll switch to Obama if it comes down to it in the last days... (we vote February 19 here). I do believe his rhetoric, whether that's a wise choice or not. When I look at what he has to gain and what I have to gain, Edwards seems legitimate -- whereas Hillary just seems driven for the wrong reasons.

Jan. 6th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Why did you have to rule out Kucinich?

I'd take Obama over Hillary a million times over, even though he is green. And it very well may end up that way.

Unless the repugnicans have the voting system so wired that they're able to get McCain elected, as the new neocon pawn. That would be time to find a way out of the country.
Jan. 6th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
McCain doesn't scare me. He says some stupid things, but is pretty much the only "moderate" choice on the R side... Romney and Huckabee scare me. But they are unelectable. Giuliani scared me shitless, but now I think he's DONE after getting nowhere in Iowa and Wyoming.

I ruled out Kucinich because in 2004 he was little-known and did fairly well. Now, in 2008, he's much better known but doesn't seem to have as much traction. If his base would have grown, I'd probably have stayed with him... but it just seems that he's more useful as a gadfly than as a serious contender now. Even the magazines I read that support him (The Nation and The Progressive) have a very dismissive attitude on him, which is sad -- they had the power to rile up a vote and passed on the opportunity, basically moving on to Obama (much as I have, though not because of anything they've written).

As for Obama being "green", I'm still confused on that issue. The media seems to believe this, but Edwards is also one-term and rarely gets that complaint. Clinton, likewise, has experience simply because she was First Lady. None of them are long-serving like Biden or Richardson. And Obama is much older than he appears, and far more knowledgeable. (That, to me, is his best selling point -- when you hear/read his speeches, he's one of the few who takes the time to learn what he doesn't know... if he is elected, by 2012 he'll be AMAZING.)
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