I’ve been riding around on my angst-wagon about this for so long.
I think that neither Hillary nor Obama will be elected as president, even if one of them gains the nomination. The only exception is if new voters tip the scales, and/or the Republican candidate screws up royally and/or the Democrat candidate does a splendid job of convincing voters. Barring those events, we are essentially giving away our chances of having a Democratic president in 2008. Hillary knows this, and I think this can be her one fatal mistake (unless she knows something we don’t know–which is likely). She’s running anyway, when she should be doing what I said before and supporting another Caucasian male for president and getting into the oval office after 4 years of being his vice president or other High Level position. That’s the ONLY WAY she will get into the oval office. Her qualifications are beside the point–how sad is that?
And I must also mention my trepidation about OPRAH. In throwing her support behind Obama, I fear she has assured us all of at least another 4 years of Republican rule. Does she know something I don’t know, too? Will she be the pivotal person who gets him elected? Or is she wasting her money and support on a long-shot, when she could be using it to insure we get a Democrat in the Oval Office?
And here’s the other thing–even if every person eligible to vote, voted for Hillary or Obama or John Edwards, they STILL WOULDN’T BE ELECTED. We have that insipid Electoral College to thank for that. The popular vote is no longer the pivotal thing. Our votes are never REALLY counted. Again, a government of the people, for the people, and by the people is a THING OF THE PAST.
When are we going to take our rights back?
So for all of you who are hanging your hopes on us having a Democratic president, forget it. It’s not going to happen unless something really drastic takes place. Perhaps that’s possible, with the event less than a year away. But it would have to be a series of errors on the part of the Republican candidate(s) and the Dems doing everything right.