Sunday, November 25, 2007
I'm just not that excited...
I can't get worked up over the Democratic presidential primary chase right now, it's too damned early. Our primary is February 5 in Tennessee, but I can't get worked up in any way, shape or form.
If I had to rank them right now, it would be as follows:
1. John Edwards
2. Chris Dodd (yes, Chris Dodd, he's the only one showing testicular fortitude right now)
3. Dennis Kucinich (I agree with his issues more than I do any other candidate)
4. Mike Gravel (just kidding)
6. Barack Obama, he's just not sure enough of himself and he's too easily swayed.
7. Joe Biden, come on, he's just a slightly more liberal Joe Lieberman, and he's the biggest sellout possible to the financial services corporations.
Edwards, frankly, just isn't catching fire, as much as I agree with him economically. Dodd is showing some fire, better than the rest, but probably not enough. Kucinich, well, is Kucinich, and not a real possibility (sorry, Mike).
HRC is NOT Bill, and this would not be a restoration; at this rate, I'm ready for a constitutional prohibition against anyone named Clinton or Bush ascending to the presidency. It's NOT 1992 anymore, people, we need to face the future and RESHAPE IT, not moon for the past.
That seems to be lost on HRC's supporters, they seem to think that if she wins, it will immediately go back to 2000 and all will be bright and shiny again. Bullshit. The Goopers' only chance to win is if she wins the Democratic nomination, because it will mobilize every good ole boy who had given up on the Gay Old Party. Fox News will show photoshopped films of HRC kissing Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden simultaneously, the morons who watch it will fall for it, and that will be that.
So, no, I'm not happy with what I see, I want RED MEAT. I want a Democratic fire-breather who will say that Republican economics are of Satan (which, if I believed in Satan, are exactly that). I want a Democrat from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, who will say screw Iraq, our folks will be home within 6 month of inauguration, someone who will have Bush and Cheney arrested immediately after inauguration and sent to The Hague for war crimes trials.
I want someone who is willing to reshape our economy to reduce our dependence on oil and make the country green. I'm not seeing anyone out there who's doing it, and I'm not happy about it.