If you could see me right now, I'm doing the happy dance. Miss Hillary has finally decided to step her big head aside and let Barack Obama shine as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. I don't know what they said to old girl to get her to go away but I'm glad she did. Now she's going to give a concession speech on Saturday to her supporters, wonder what that's going to be about? After all of the crap her campaigned has pulled, I don't believe for one minute she truly supports Obama.
As we've seen over the past few months, that Clinton Bag-o-Tricks is just as relentless and ruthless as ever. If you'd ask me before yesterday, I would swear that old girl was staying in the race long enough to dig up some dirt on Obama and emerge as the only electable candidate between the two. My second theory had to do with the possible assassination of Obama, the first black man to win his party's nomination for president. Of course, Hillary brought that up during an interview a few weeks ago and she was rightfully chastised for invoking Robert F. Kennedy's assassination during the 1968 California Democratic primary. How tasteless and crass but she was serious.
I'm looking forward to seeing who Obama will pick to be his running mate. He can't pick Hillary because if he did, I would be very disappointed in him. I'd like for him to pick someone like John Edwards who could strengthen his credibility with Southern voters but also provide some much needed political experience to the ticket. An Obama-Edwards ticket would definitely be easy on the eyes too. Other possibilities, Bill Richardson who is mega-talented in diplomacy and has some excellent experience as an ambassador, cabinet member and governor. As much as I'd like to see that ticket, I really don't think people are ready for a black man AND a Hispanic on the same Presidential ticket; the racists would have a field day in the name of racial solidarity.
Between now and November, we're going to hear enough about Obama's blackness. Too bad the media can't get beyond Obama's race (and his former preacher Reverend Wright) and let him just deal with some real issues. No one ever holds John McCain accountable to other white people because he's white yet Obama can't go a day without mention of his race. And we know, he has the black vote on lock just by virtue of his blackness ! NOT!
I've said it before and I'll continue to say it: black people are not monolithic. Sadly, some people will never give Obama a chance just because he's a black man and they can't get beyond his skin color. I look for the disgruntled Democrats from Hillary's campaign to side with John McCain for this very reason; they can't bring themselves to vote for a black man in 2008.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Poor John McCain. He either bumped his head or had his brain sucked out with a straw because nothing George Bush has done as president is worth continuing. Today he releases pounds upon pounds of his medical records today when most people have gone on vacation for Memorial Day. I'm not interested.
By all accounts, this hasn't been a good week for him. He's had to repudiate John Hagee, the fundamentalist preacher who was bound to slip up and say something stupid sooner or later. I'm sorry but fundamentalists and zealots of any ilk are very dangerous. Actually Hagee has been saying stupid things all along but in a desperate but unnecessary attempt to woo the religious conservatives, McCain hooked his wagon to Hagee's star. So God created Hitler and the Holocaust to hasten the creation of Israel!? He should have seen this coming, but desperation can put you in all kinds of embarrassing predicaments, just ask Hillary Clinton.
Now that's some scary crap but what's even scarier is that McCain intends to continue many of the policies that make President George Bush, the most unpopular president of my time. Bush is only unpopular with us poor working stiffs who pay $3.99 a gallon for gas and are forced to make hard decisions about what we buy at the grocery store each week. If McCain is trying to win my vote, he's going to have to do much better because right now, I'm not impressed.