Thursday, January 03, 2008

It's Barack, Baby!!!

Barack Obama has won the Iowa Caucuses tonight on the Democratic side, with John Edwards taking second and Hillary Clinton in the third position close behind. On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee wins in Iowa with Mitt Romney taking second, and no one really cares, because no one wants Republicans in the White House for a very long time. This is great news, because the more I think about it, the more that I feel that Hillary Clinton will not be electable against a Republican candidate due to how she is perceived by right and wacky far-right voters in this country. And, I've increasingly come to see her as the Democratic candidate of Big Money and the status quo, essentially as a corporatist that many Republicans could actually deal with, were she to be elected. Where as with Barack Obama and John Edwards, a vote for either of these men is certainly a vote for a new direction for this nation. Obama is such an impressive figure, despite his lack of political experience (which actually may be a plus), who is an intellectual giant (oh, how refreshing that would be!) and who brings back excitement for real change unseen since the days of John and Bobby Kennedy in the 1960's. And John Edwards has definitely burned all of his bridges with Big Money, vowing to take this country back from corporations which only seek to enrich themselves at the expense of democracy itself in this nation. I can't remember when I have heard a politician speak the truth about how corporate elites have taken the nation away from its roots, and down a road that comes dangerously close to fascism, a word Edwards has not used as far as I know, but who clearly expresses such ideas in his populist speeches. Both of these men would be fantastic choices for this nation, and can you just imagine an Obama/Edwards, Edwards/Obama ticket for the top two offices? Especially against say for instance, "old man" John McCain and "Grandpa" Fred Thompson? No, a new day is coming after these last seven years, and America (as well as the rest of the world, I'm sure) both deserves and is ready for it!


Blogger GC said...

If I'm a little wary, does it mean I'm jaded?

1:55 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Probably not, GC; politicians always promise the moon, and then don't deliver, that's their history at least. So a little wariness is probably in order. But this year it looks as if those already deemed as the Prom King/Queen at the dance, just perhaps may not be coronated as "inevitable". That, would be refreshing.

10:37 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee wins in Iowa with Mitt Romney taking second, and no one really cares, because no one wants Republicans in the White House for a very long time.

That's gotta be the best line Ive seen anywhere near here. hehehe
Ive noticed how Obama is regarded as a rockstar almost. And it scares me. People are lining up around the block and it's not for American Idol! It's to hear him speak.
It makes me scared for him, because as intelligent as he is, I feel like people will think that if he wins, the very next day will magically mark the literal change of the US and all of its policies. Of course Obama knows that there's no way for that to happen, but to specify repeatedly that the "change" may be very far off, probably wouldnt be good for the campaign.
I think the change phrase is catching on though. I even hear the republicans talking about change now hehe.
It's quite amusing.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

That is kinda funny - Republicans (and Hillary) - "We're for that, 'Keep Everything The Same Kind of Change','know what I mean, Vern?"

Yeah, no one cares about Mitt Huckabee or Kurt Romney, or whatever they're calling themselves these days. That's how they should report it on the news - no one cares after these seven years.

I'm getting more excited about Obama, because of that Kennedyesque kind of feeling of change that he exudes. It's going to be such a battle, because the Hillarians have already started to drop the (phony) negative stories about him, and if he can get by them, the Repubs will be as bad if not worse. That's exactly it though, we're ALL tired of those sort of games (isn't seven years of it enough?), and a lot of people will see through that junk now. If he can really roll along with a growing youth movement supporting him, then I think we could have real paradigmatic change in this country, that would take time, but you could just see it starting.

12:53 PM  

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