HillaryBidenObama make me pine for Al Gore...
Hillary, Biden and Obama are actually the same person: Each is a nice banker. Hillary was of course a member of the board of directors of Wal Mart during the 1980s. She was also a supporter of war against Iraq in 2002 through the present (being against the surge does not alone make one against this war and she will be the first to admit it). Hillary loves most corporate trade deals (her only vote against a corpaorate trade deal was the CAFTA, which she did for rank political reasons). And I can see this coming during a Hillary Presidency, making the dream of that linked writer a horrible reality (note the writer wrote the piece for the Washington Post--she even thinks herself a "liberal" too. Ugh). Democrats who care about Social Security's continued viability should never vote for HillaryBidenObama. Ever.
I've written about Obama before and Biden is not worth the electronic space to write about. Biden is forever barred from receiving my support for his support of the draconian bankruptcy law he sheparded with credit card company money--and his continued support of the war.
John Edwards is looking better day after day after day. My nagging doubt on Edwards was that, as a Senator, he went along too much with the elite the way Obama has. Perhaps losing has truly caused Edwards to recognize he has to take risks and stands--and fight for those stands.
But I must say my heart belongs to the current Al Gore. Though I wish Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer would announce a run for the presidency--if Obama can do it, with his spotty and weak record, Schweitzer sure as hell can. Read Schweitzer's Democratic Party message of the week here. Unlike HillaryBiden (Obama's dithering on the surge really concerns me about the level of his opposition), Schweitzer is consistent in his opposition to the Iraq War II and is a true-blue economic populist who has turned Montana from hard Red to a deepening blue. Even the jerk Joe Klein has noticed.
The worst thing for Democrats right now is to think that the Republicans will remain in complete disarray and that it would be safe to take a chance on Hillary. THAT is precisely what Republicans want Democrats to do. I live in a Republican area and I can tell you this: People hate Hillary in ways that are violently emotional. They would vote for every announced Republican over Hillary. Hillary is radioactive and the irony is they think she is a "leftist," not merely an already detested "liberal." It is beyond weird; it is psychotic.
And Obama? If the Harold Ford election race in Tennessee should have taught Democrats anything, it is that Republicans will easily push racial codes into any election campaign where the Democratic Party nominated a black man for a national office. (Scroll down in link to section entitled "Flying hate below the radar".)
If Gore or Schweitzer decide not to run, I'm leaning toward Edwards, unless Wes Clark decides to run again (decide quickly, Wes, because the donor trains are leaving the station).