My son asked me a couple of interesting questions yesterday:
1) If we are to have a Democratic president next time around (a big "if"), which of the current candidates would you prefer?
2) Of those current Democratic candidates, which one (as a Republican voter) would you prefer to go up against?
After some thought, here are my answers:
1) Considering that he is the only one of the Democratic field who voted for the Iraq funding bill that just passed overwhelmingly, I think I would say Joe Biden. Bill Richardson (who did not vote on this bill because he is not in Congress) would be the other preferred choice.
2) John Edwards, because I think he is the most beatable.
I think the Democratic candidate that scares me most is the not yet announced Al Gore. He has become a mini-celebrity, and I think he would immediately catapult to the front of the pack. The Hollywood crowd would be empowered, and the American public might just vote him in because of a sense that he got "cheated" his last time around and deserves a second chance.
Anyone else want to chime in?