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28th-Feb-2008 12:29 am
There she sat, one of the best-known human beings on the planet. The first woman ever to be a serious United States presidential contender; the face that launched a thousand books; a former first lady, current U.S. senator and survivor of the most famous sex scandal of the century. And yet she has managed to become the boring candidate in this primary. - Gail Collins, "Hillary, Buckeye Girl," The New York Times
28th-Feb-2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Interestign quote and I agree with it.

I can't say I like her politics. I'm happy to see a female contender, but I don't see her winning. At first she was arrogant as hell, thinking she had it won, then she's resorted to see-through smear tatics in her desperantion.

Honestly I don't think Obama's THAT much better, but then again like always none of the canadaites are really all that great.
28th-Feb-2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
When it comes to the Democratic candidates, I find it better to argue for or against them on the basis of policy, NOT character. After all, it's been shown again and again that qualities of "leadership" that are positive attributes in men become negative in women. And then all that stuff about black men being both hyper-masculine and emasculated. Both Obama and Clinton have jabbed tepidly at each other; there was that despicable Obama mailer against Clinton's universal health care proposal that attacked her program with virtually identical images and arguments as the right attacked her for her first attempt back in the 90's, for example.

Economist Paul Krugman believes that if Obama wins the nomination and wins the election this coming November that we can say buh-bye to the dream universal health care because mailings like that undermine the position he should have been taking in the first place. It'll be, err, interesting to see if he's right...but since universal health care is THE single most important issue for me, I'm gonna be holding a serious grudge against those screaming, fainting Obama fans if he fails to push it through.
28th-Feb-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm all for universal health care. I'm not really an Obama fan to be honest, if i had my way I like Ron Paul best. . but that's not happening. But I think Obama has it to be honest. Hillary's loseing steam while he's gaining it.

This is an endorsment of either of them it's just what I think WILL happen. I just wish the American Public cared more aboout the issues and less about them at debates with fans ect. It alsmot seems liek a boxing match atthis point.
28th-Feb-2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
I read an article which suggested that women have so much trouble in politics/running for office because they can't use sex appeal like the male candidates. I wonder how true that is.
28th-Feb-2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
I've heard that one too, and I think it's stupid. Otherwise there'd be a hell of a lot more sexy men in politics than there are. :P (Take a look at state governors and Congress if you don't believe me. Heh.)
28th-Feb-2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Here politics depends whether you have money, tribal connections, or zealous Islamic Fundamentalists at your bank^_~ so I dought a pretty face would do much.
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