2008 Is So Far Away
2008 is so far away and I'm already tired of hearing about it.
I'm tired of hearing how evil and bad Hillary Clinton is. She's a deeply caring person, a solid leader, a smart tactician and much more popular than she's given credit for. I find it ironic that the left has bought into the tens/hundreds of millions of dollars worth of "anti-Hillary" propoganda more than people in the middle and to the right. Anyone who has a 50 percent approval rating despite universal name recognition and such a concerted effort to trash their reputation has to have something going for them. The truth is, she can win a primary and win a general election. I wish I didn't have to hear how she can't anymore, but such is life.
I'm also a little tired of hearing how great Obama is. What has he done and what are his ideas? That's what I want to know. He likes to have it both ways. And when all you do is give heartwarming speeches, its easy to do so. For most of my adult life, and definitely the last 6 years, our country has been run by GOP rhetoric. I'm tired of that. I want answers not slogans and soundbites. Talk is cheap so I judge my presidential candidates by results, their votes, and/or their experience(s). I don't have such stringent criteria for lower offices, but president is pretty darn important to me. I guess my lack of enthusiasm is about ten fold higher for Edwards. Saying you want to end poverty is not the same as proposing ideas and actually doing something legislatively.
I'm tired of the media trying to crown their favorites (e.g. McCain). Let's cut the crap about momentum and do some reporting on the issues. Give us a chance to elect the best leader, not the best rhetorical Houdini, would ya?