Thursday, March 06, 2008
I'm not really worried about this...
Look, folks, if it goes to Denver, it goes to Denver. I support Barack Obama, as I think he would be far tougher to beat than Hillary Clinton.
If she wins the nomination in a fair process (FL and MI have to do re-votes), then she does and I support her, albeit not with as much passion as I would Obama. The truth is that my Silky would be a better President than John Sydney McCain, so I am not as frenzied as the supporters of either candidate. Hillary is not the AntiChrist, and neither is Barack, so everybody needs to chill the fuck out, OK?
Look, I understand why my friends who are elected officials got behind Hillary; they knew her and had relationships with both of them from the White House days and before and felt comfortable with them, while they had no idea who this guy Obama really was. (Hell, I didn't either for a while). That's cool that they support them; elected officials are not-so-trusting lot, in case you didn't notice, and they're not going to go out on a limb for someone they don't know.
Of course, this timidity in the face of a Republican hegemony is not very comforting if you're a concerned progressive voter, and this to me is why Obama has touched so many people. He does represent hope for the future; after 8 years of a treasonous, unlawful administration, Americans ARE CRAVING HOPE.
Even if the Clinton years WERE better (and they were, economically), people realize that we're not in a position to return to that, and we may not be for a while. We're going to need someone who can LEAD, not incrementalize, and that person is Barack Obama.
She's a manager, not a leader; if I have to settle for that, I will, but I would rather not do that and risk a Bush third term via McCain.