- Hillary voted to name Iran's Republican Guards "a terrorist organization" at a time when Cheney seemed itching to go to war with Iran. Excusable?
- Obama seems the more steadfast in opposition to the Iraq war, having publicly opposed it from day one.
- Hillary capitulated to Wall Street bank lobbyists and voted to tighten bankruptcy laws.
- The course of the campaign over the past few weeks reminds us that Bill Clinton could be a public liability rather than an asset to a Hillary presidency.
- Hillary is afraid to look soft on defense or security; maintains a hawkish posture; perhaps she is too insecure to be seen to do otherwise. (see #1)
- The New York Times has officially endorsed Hillary. (These days big media companies tend to support candidates that are good for big media companies. Case in point: the NY Times' coverage of John Edwards' campaign was abysmal).
- Obama is far and away the more inspiring speaker.
- Obama comes across as tactful, reflective, and considerate of others' points of view. These are qualities all Americans would do well to strive to uphold.
- The presidency is the birthright of every American, not every Clinton or Bush. Enough dynasties.
- Obama seems more likely to have an intuitive understanding of the concerns of non-Americans, minorities, and others outside the mainstream in the US.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Posted by Jotman on Tuesday, February 05, 2008