". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Election Musings

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?

1 comment:

elephantschild said...

I'm not convinced John Edwards is the most beatable. I'm not sure who is, but I think Edwards, for as slick as he is, is talking way too much, too soon. He'd be better off keeping quiet and biding his time. It's a long time until the election, and that's a lot of time available to put a foot in your pretty boy mouth and say something stupid!

Chilling thoughts you've got there about Gore. Yikes!