Thursday, April 03, 2008

decisions, decisions, ah, pay me a lawyer's salary please

All right, I'm working on this decision process.

Hillary:

Pro - Bill Clinton's voice is pleasant.
Chelsea has no visble drinking problem.
A woman president, how cool would that be?!

Con - she voted for the war.

Barack:

Pro: Michelle seems very smart and savvy.
Kids seem reasonably normal, as far as Hyde Park kids go (the U of Chicago is a very bizarre place.)
An African American pesident, how cool would that be?

He did not vote for the war.

Is this it? Is this all that my vote decision process will come down to at the end of the voting booth curtain? Not that the war isn't significant, but there must be more... I'll keep looking.

Just a passing thought - Bill Clinton campaigned for HRC in Bedford. When was the last time, if ever, that a former president visited Bedford? Benjamin Harrison, maybe? Wow. We're actually having a primary, what a great and wonderful concept.

5 comments:

tommyspoon said...

I don't mean to be snarky, but there are over 4,000 American reasons and Lord knows how many Iraqi reasons to choose Obama over HRC.

"Is this it?"

I'll say.

Alison said...

True, Obama did not vote for the war. This is at least in part because he was still in the Illinois Senate until 2004, and was never given a vote on the matter.

itsmecissy said...

Misconceptions that Obama supporters must know, he did not vote against Iraq Invasion. He wasn't even a State Senator until AFTER the Oct 2002 vote.

Go here and look at who did and did not vote for the war
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=2&vote=00237

Foxy said...

tis up to the state of indiana...chose wisely :3

CompletelyGeeked said...

it's not just the war. but since we're talking about the war, the issue is supported or spoke out against since he wasn't in a position to vote.

but you can also differentiate them on their approach to politics.

obama's fundraising style is more to my liking (ie lobbyist free).

obama has no dynasty factor. even if you love bill, remember how you feel about W. the other 1/2 of the country will feel exactly that, be exactly that angry.

obama seeks the reduction of partisan politics, HRC seek victory through partisan politics (great article in the new yorker about this a couple of months back but the only thing harder than typing one handed is flipping through the back issues i can't find anyway -- blame The Critter)

i'll skip the distaste i have for HRC's exaggerating storytelling style and lack of unencumbered personal transparency but if those kind of things concern you think about bosnia, her personal taxes, etc.

and then oh yeah there's what to do about this war. that's still going on. that HRC voted for. that obama has been against even before it mattered to his presidential campaign.