Some anti-Obama guy keeps writing comments on our blog to criticize anyone who supports Barack Obama. That is his privilege and we have an ‘open comment’ format for that purpose. He likes to make it personal – that says more about him than it does about his choice of candidates – he has not yet revealed his choice. I have been ‘vague’ in our critic’s terms – but that is OK – I don’t have to cast a vote today. We are blessed this year with several good candidates on the Democratic ticket.
I like Joe Biden; I always have. He is a true student of issues and has demonstrated sound judgment in his decision making process. Chris Dodd would make a fine President. The election cycle is my first real exposure to him. Bill Richardson has demonstrated consistent maturity and honesty in many different positions of service to others. Dennis Kucinich has surprised many with his wit and candor – and frankly his voice is important in the debate. Others are running, let’s see, oh yeah, John Edwards. I liked him more before he began campaigning. He is definitely qualified – but something bothers me – perhaps it is his adamant attention to detail. I like the detail but I fear that he would be polarizing and ultimately not accomplish much. Mike Gravel has certainly been entertaining. almost forgot Hillary Clinton. Most of the candidates wear dark gray or some variation – she wears orange or red or whatever strikes her. Just kidding – I am most impressed with this candidate.
Hillary consistently demonstrates good judgment, she hits the mark every time when questioned, she has sound and doable proposals – some do not go as far as I would prefer – but they are doable. She has the single best diplomat advising her. I attached links to all of the candidate sites – check them out – Clinton’s material has the best presentation. She does not design her own web site – but she knows how to select people to do the right thing at the right time.
My mind is not made up, and I don’t have to make up my mind today. This lengthy campaign is a real opportunity to study, to learn, and to make the sound decisions we expect of the candidates.
Did I mention that I think Obama may be the most intellectual.
see: Barack Obama – Hope and Caution for the referred to comments
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