23 August 2008

Now What?

After Hillary stopped her campaign for Democratic nominee for president I pretty much stopped campaigning, too. I have been waiting to see if Barack Obama was smart enough to ask her to be his running mate. My thinking was that if the two candidates who were strongly supported by a sharply divided party were running together they'd be unstoppable.

Instead, Obama has chosen Senator Joe Biden of Delaware? Really? According to the Associated Press, shortly after the choice was leaked from inside the Obama campaign, "McCain's campaign unleashed its first attack. Spokesman Ben Porritt said in a statement that Biden had 'denounced Barack Obama's poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing — that Barack Obama is not ready to be president.'"

While Biden's foreign policy experience may play an important role in an Obama presidency, in my opinion Barack's made his first huge mistake as would-be President. I am sure that as Election Day grows nearer that many voters' minds will be made up and they'll be sure of their vote. As for me, I grow more and more unsure. I believe in the Democratic Party. I believe in our values. But right now I feel like we're beginning to look like Kerry Edwards all over again. I can't take another four years of "Dumbya" politics under the hot-headed, knee-jerk leadership of John McCain.

I'm writing in Hillary.

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