posted on May, 20 2008 @ 12:11 AM
It's pretty simple really, and I think it will be "try something new" that swings the vote in the fall.
McCain is just more tried and failed GOP BS. I'm not against him because of his party, I think the party system sucks. But with him, nothing can
change because he can't see anything different to do about anything. With him you have four more years just like the last eight. He's wore out, and
just pulling in the harness like an old workhorse that knows nothing else to do. The GOP is dying on it's feet, and has failed to live up to so much,
no one trusts them anymore.
Clinton frightens people. Under the careful speeches and the "just right" caring mask, people can see that it's the power she wants, more than
anything else. She didn't get what she feels is the respect due her when Bill had the presidency, and she damn well intends to make the world sit up
and pay attention to her now. It's all about her. She's the poster child for narcissism.
Obama isn't much of a prize himself, what with trying to be all things to all people, but that trait is just the nature of the beast we call
politics. He has brought along enough baggage to load a train, and he doesn't seem to know how to cut loose from it without looking like he's
betraying his friends.
But in the end, baggage and all, he is seen as the best chance this country has to try and get a grip on the future. While he may have some political
debt, it's nothing like the other two. He's young enough not to be solidified in only one way of thinking, and less of a "cold fish" to most
people than Clinton.
When the choices are limited to these, most people will opt for an unknown over tried failures. (And too many see Clinton's failure at health care
reform as just that, plus she couldn't control Bill, so how can they expect her to control the presidency?)
My old Pappy used to say"When you've tried everything else, and it didn't work, try something crazy. What do you have to lose at that point?" Our
country can't survive another four years of rich Republican rule, nor another Clinton era of lies and war. (Not to mention the number of people who
see this as another term for Bill to have his oar in the political water.)
The only thing left is try an unknown quality. The Dems have no choice but to get behind Obama for the nomination in hopes of not being dragged down
with Clinton, and against Mccain he'll have a landslide.
It may not be pretty, but it's the only game in town where the average person stands a chance of being any better off four years from now. And most
people know it, even if they don't admit it out loud.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by NGC2736]