Originally posted by Vash
lol, didnt say that I liked the woman, its just that there are worse alternatives out there, and somehow they are coming to the frontlines?
WTF is going on with politics anyway? Whats with the obama thing? Is it not painfully obvious that the guy seriously needs a few more years of expirience before you can consider him a viable candidate regardless of your idealogical leanings? I mean this is the guy whom on one hand wants to disarm the US nuclear arsenal, and on the other considers nuking pakistan. Fine for conversation, but I expect something abit more in depth from a future leader. And I would still take this guy over "no more energy use in 10 years" huckabee.
the '04 choices were pretty bad, and todays are worse. Its like the whole game got knocked off kilter. Maybe its because the atributes by which we select our leaders have absolutely nothing to do with they attributes needed to actually, you know, lead. So we look for the slickest personality possible, but one that isnt too slick, i.e. kerry, or romney.
Maybe the conspiracy theorists are right, and presidents have no power what so ever. That would explain this mess.
And lastly, why are we having the choice/life debate as one of the central issues in politics. Official policy hasnt changed sagnificantly in something like 35 years now, and it isnt going to change during the next term.
If you think there are worse alternatives than Hillary, then I don't think you've studied her enough. Irrespective of her politics, she is the most dangerous type of politician because she's power-hungry and a hot tempered control freak. Anybody in the race would be better than her, even kooky Kucinich. If she does make it in, I guarantee Congress will flip back to a heavy Republican majority in 2010. That would actually be good for the country. A big part of Bill Clinton's success was butting heads with Congress, shutting down the gov't, and leaving people alone to live their lives.
I honestly don't think that Obama can win a national election at this point, no matter what he promises. If he wins the Democratic nomination, I think whatever Republican will win - though not by a lot.
The problem the candidates today is that too many people are looking for someone who will do the most for them rather than who will do the best for the country. People want "health care" and free tuition, targeted tax cuts, and higher taxes for the "rich." Too few people want a president who will leave them alone so they can live their lives. This brings candidates who are willing to govern by poll rather than principle to the forefront. The general public's desire for the government to take care of them will be the downfall of the United States if it continues.
The life/choice debate continues because it is based in religion, which is based upon control. Although mainstream Christianity has been forced to give up most control in the lives of those outside their religion, don't think they wouldn't ban abortion if they had the chance. However, abortion will always be legal for the life of the U.S. (until we are under Sharia law). The abortion supporters view any type of regulation of abortion as a potential threat to all abortion so they fight it vehemently, even if it makes sense, as in the case of partial-birth abortion. The NRA should take lessons from them.