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