Wednesday, February 6, 2008
the presidential race of a lifetime
Is this exciting or what? I was up WAY too late last night watching the Super Tuesday results come in from around the country.
First the Republicans: I am disappointed that Romney didn't do better, but at the same time I am just plain sick of the Republicans. I'm sick of them attacking each other. And arguing over who wants to be in Iraq longer, when most of the country thinks this war should be over sooner rather than later. I feel like the highly conservative base they are all pandering to is a minority of Americans. I know in order to get the nomination they need those supporters but it seems a bit ridiculous. I think that they are all good guys, but I don't particularly like any of them much anymore. I think that McCain is gonna get the nomination, and I won't be at all surprised to see Huckabee as his running mate. McCain needs the support of the Southern Conservatives that love Huckabee. And Huckabee doesn't have a chance of getting the nomination for himself. Sadly, I just don't think Romney can catch up to McCain at this point.
As for the Democrats: I really want Obama to make it. He did well last night. Hillary won some of the really big states but basically they tied last night in the amount of delegates won. I think that if Obama's momentum keeps up he could pull ahead. And I really think he is a better national candidate against John McCain. The Republicans know that too. They are praying that Hillary gets the nomination because they can demonize her. But if Obama gets it, I think it's pretty certain he'd win. There are a lot of people who like him even if they don't consider themselves as liberal as he is. I am one of those people. I'm reading his book The Audacity of Hope right now. It is excellent. He is a fantastic writer. I recommend it to anyone regardless of your party affiliation.
It's going to be very interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks. I just really hope we don't end up with Hillary vs. McCain. I feel like that will be the same old thing again (even if Hillary is a woman). Go Obama!
(PS...I'm still accepting advice below from all you moms out there. Thanks.)