Who do you see in the race in 2008, or, better yet, who would you LIKE to see, and why?!?
My picks are as follows:
Sen. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton, though a woman (not that that is a bad thing, just rather uncommon in Presidential politics), is a very powerful political figure.
Like her, or hate her, she has experience in the position. Hell, she ran the White House for 8 years
Barack Obama is uber popular, and had an amazing showing at the 2004 Democratic convention. People know him, and, although it may be a tough sell in
some of the Southern states, he has the look and sound of a very successful politition.
Overall, I think the femal president, black vice president makes a huge statement about how far we have come as a country.
Sen. John McCain and RNC Chairman (Fmr. Gov) Marc Racicot
John McCain appeals to both Republicans and Democrats. He is quite popular and has the POW card to play. Not that that is a good thing all the time,
as we saw from the service records in this election, but it helps give him a reason to lead so to speak. He is very popular, and should have replaced
Cheney in 2004 for VP.
Marc Racicot has been RNC chairman since late 2002, and was governer for two terms in Montana. I just like the guy. He headed up Bushes re-election
campain, and obviously, was successful at that. There is no way Bush SHOULD have had a chance, but he won anyway. I know a lot of you think he stole
the election, and all that, but that isnt what we are talking about here... Racicot has what it takes to help lead this country, if only as a VP at
first (continuing on to President after gaining experience as VP).
Those are my opinions on who I would like to see in 2008. The Democrats, as much as I dislike it, have the stronger ticket, and they should. Unless
Bush really works his arse off to turn this country around, the Republicans shouldnt have a chance in 2008.
What are your picks, and why?
[edit on 2-12-2004 by Milk]