Saturday, June 7, 2008

Not the Party She Had Planned

This was not the party she had planned when she launched her campaign to win the White House oh those many months ago. I tuned in to watch the Hottest Hottie of all, Hillary, give her speech suspending her nomination. Her thank yous to all who backed her were extensive, and I have to say that I teared up a couple of times. As prepared as I thought I was to see the campaign finalize the direction of the Democratic party, I underestimated my own hopes and dreams in seeing a woman become President of the United States.

But now, as she said, their are 18 million cracks in that highest glass ceiling, and the light is shining down on all of us. As I sit in the basement of my home and contemplate that foreclosure letter and our returned mortgage check I wrote, I try to be optimistic and look to the future. I'm trying to make sure that I have a solid Plan B to fall back on in case we lose our battle for the house. But I already have a Plan B for who I will back for President and that is Barack Obama. I've always taken him very seriously as a candidate, and he gives me hope for the future when I listen to him speak. He chose my state capital of St. Paul to claim his victory of gaining the delegates needed to move forward toward putting a Democrat in the White House.

As the creator of Hotties for Hillary, I will be sketching up a storm of new ideas to support Barack Obama with my talents and continue on the path toward changing America for the better. I'm 42 years old and I remember the Carter administration as well as the Clintons. Now it's Obama's turn and he has my full enthusiastic support. I can look forward to a brighter tomorrow, as the hope is contagious. I plan on getting out from behind the computer keyboard and doing a little human contact to share my enthusiasm as well. Just because my life has struggles doesn't mean I can't work and fight to make a change for everyone. And electing Barack Obama for president will make those changes.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Hillary's Final Toot?

Tooting her own horn, the blog over at is still working it like it can happen. Unfortunately for Hillary, the Eagles will not be flying in to rescue her from the edge of Mount Doom. Sure, she's had some great moments, and I think everyone who still has a primary should get out there and vote for whoever they want. It all comes down to the math in the end, and we should have a clear picture by this time next week.

I say should, because you never know what those goofy super-delegates are going to do that they haven't done...namely make a decision. As the designer behind the Hotties for Hillary gear at Cafepress, it's hard for me to say that I think my girl needs to hang up her pantsuit and get some well earned rest. There just doesn't seem to be a chance at this point, and though I don't think the party is harmed by this contest, I am getting a little tired of all the last minute excuses. Now they tell us the press hasn't treated her fairly because she's a woman. The thing is, nobody mentioned that six months ago. But I guess desperate times call for desperate measures, and the final note has yet to be played.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Jumping the Gun has chosen to endorse Barack Obama, just before the all-important Super Tuesday primary, right on the heals of John Edwards dropping out of the race. Here is what Senator Obama had to say about it:
"In just a few years, the members of MoveOn have once again demonstrated that real change comes not from the top-down, but from the bottom-up. From their principled opposition to the Iraq war - a war I also opposed from the start - to their strong support for a number of progressive causes, MoveOn shows what Americans can achieve when we come together in a grassroots movement for change. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with their members in the weeks and months ahead."
While he opposed the war from the start, his voting for an increase in troops later is a sign that he will do what is necessary to survive politically. While I fully expect there to be a Clinton/Obama ticket, I think Hillary is more capable for fulfilling all the requirements as President. Let's give her 4-8 years and then see if Obama still wants to play first chair.

Experience is a sticking point for me, and Senator Clinton has it, and has good reasons for her voting record, in my opinion. In the last debate, when it was just the two of them, it was clear they both knew that they were debating their running mate for the Presidency. It was very cozy.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What was she thinking?

So what exactly was Hillary thinking in South Carolina? Ultimately, she is the one who needs to be held responsible when Bill talks out too much. The press is culpable as well, blowing every expression and word way out of proportion. We're voting for her this time, on her own merits, so it's time to cut the coattails and ride this one out on her own.

It's a close race for both parties, and being in Minnesota this time around will be interesting as the Republican National convention will be held here. This is going to be an interesting year, that's for sure!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Democracy Shines in Nevada

Once upon a time in a casino in Las Vegas, people voted for their choice despite union bullies saying they HAD to vote for Obama. Mrs. Clinton won the caucus in spite of the heavy handed shenanigans of union officials. Now don't get me wrong, I'm TOTALLY pro-union. Without unions, we wouldn't even have a middle class, what's left of it anyway.

"About 114,000 registered Democrats – a record for Nevada – turned out at caucuses in the state. With Barack Obama securing the endorsement of the powerful Culinary Workers Union, which represents 60,000 casino workers, members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign team had gone into Saturday’s vote fearing their candidate would be outgunned.

They need not have worried. Mrs Clinton’s supporters, particularly Latino voters, were out in force in Nevada and helped their candidate win the state. At the New York, New York, many union members openly defied CWU instructions to support Mr Obama and instead backed Mrs Clinton." - By Matthew Garrahan in Las Vegas

Now that I'm paying attention, I have to say that I'm surprised to find that type of thing going on. Nobody has a right to tell you who to vote for, whether it be at a primary, caucus, or general election. This little episode is proof positive that what we need now is somebody with experience and integrity in the White House, to remind us all of the way things are supposed to be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Indecision 2008

It's funny really, sometimes the most accurate political information is found on Comedy Central. C-span runs a good show though, actually. While I am stumping for Hillary, I don't intend to be blindly following her. Holding candidates accountable for their words and deeds is just as important as getting involved in the election process. As a woman I do reserve the right to change my mind should facts emerge that alter any of the candidates platforms or positions on key issues. It's OK, I'm a Gemini and therefore able to see the issues from two sides. Though my view on social issues is too liberal to call myself anything but a democrat, I have an independent streak when it comes to financial stuff like balancing the budget. Gee, the last time the budget was balanced was when there was a Democrat in the white house...I guess I'll have to re-think that one too. ;)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Getting Hot for Hillary

My husband's family tends to wax political at the dinner table, and this year's round of holiday meals was no exception. His step-sister is a firm Obama supporter and made it clear that she would never vote for Hillary Clinton. Now my husband David stated that Ms. Clinton, or "The Hill" as he calls her, is his choice because he's a huge supporter of NASA and all things science related, and she has a better standing on those issues than Obama.

So I decided not to wait until November to choose who I'm going to vote for, and I put my voice and talents behind Hillary Clinton. After watching the most recent debate, I have to say I like the way she handled herself and I think she can do the job the best. Now that I see that she won the New Hampshire primary, I think she could possibly win this thing. So here I am adding a third to my two blogs to say GO HILLARY! Get all your Hotties for Hillary Gear in my Cafe Press Store