Sunday, January 21, 2007

Obama, Clinton, Richardson et al for President

The Village Green endorses Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, and Dennis Kucinch for Democratic presidential candidate to win in 2008. I'm afraid I can't endorse the one whose name begins with V because I know nothing about him. He may very well be a good guy and a decent candidate, but he's going to have to work harder to get my attention.

I don't think Kerry should run again, but if he does it will be to be a power broker in who ultimately wins. Ted Kennedy is backing Kerry, which is a very utilitarian thing to do. He and Kerry (who honestly can't think that he'd win the nomination) don't have to go out on a limb and can watch it all shake out while holding on to MA's votes.

As for Al Gore, he doesn't need to be president to accomplish his goals. Once whoever is elected is in office, Gore can be appointed to head up the Department of Climate Change. The rest of the field should be given first look for all key positions. The only way to solve all the problems and clean up all the messes left by the Greedy for Oil Party will be as a strong united front. Put Kucinich in as head of the Department of Peace. That department should always be at the forefront of resolving conflicts.

The day after Kerry lost to Bush, I cranked up my printer and made some Obama/Clinton in 2008 bumperstickers. I also made some that said Clinton/Obama in 2008. It didn't really matter to me at the time which was president and which was vice president. I wanted to strike fear in the hearts of Republicans throughout Akron and Summit county. I passed them out to friends here and yond. You can see mine is still readable and I hope it doesn't fade until after election day 2008. May it continue to strike fear in the hearts of local Republicans!

On Meet the Press this morning, Ted Kennedy dominated the interview, like the mighty tribal elder with words of powerful wisdom. This after the first half hour of McCain dodging bullets about the surge in Iraq as well as his well-documented flip flops on social issues.

It was a pleasure watching a master politician at the top of his game. Kennedy took each question and turned it into an opportunity to make point after point, relentlessly tearing down any rationale for troop build up in Iraq. I am pleased to see that Sherrod Brown is a co-sponsor of the Kennedy Iraq bill that would stop

I can't find today's appearance on YouTube, so you will have to go to NBC's page to view it. I did find a nice clip from Kennedy's appearance before the Press Club. That was a very stirring speech:

1 comment:

microdot said...

How about Kucinich/Sharpton?...
I saw the Meet the Press on Sunday and I was really impressed with Teddy. He has sure come a long way from the embarrasing Ted of 70's and 80's when it was painful to watch him try to string a coherent sentence together! He has the intellect but there was a decade down the can...

There's a woman blogging on the Politics in Mudville site and she's trying to convert everybody and convince us to stop our satanic might still be going on...get in on the fun!!