Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The Workhorse vs. The Showhorse

No, I don't have a say or a vote, but I believe with every inch of my being that if you are going to vote Democrat, then this 'workhorse' is your candidate. 35 years of helping your Nation. 35 years of rolling up her sleeves at her desk; into the early morning hours. Strong. Confident. Human. Intelligent. Experienced. Caring. Authentic. Focused.

Here's another thing I believe. If Obama wins, McCain will be your next President. If Hillary wins, you will have a Democrat. (I'm a little nauseated listening to McCain speak as though he is already the new President...and to think the Bush Boys are endorsing him! Oh my. More trouble ahead.)

She is 'Living History' and Hillary Rodham Clinton can be the first woman President of the United States. When will another woman have a shot? (yes, I know girl/boy, black/white is irrelevant.) Girls Unite.


corine said...

She is (was) my choice for california. If anyone in this race has any clue of what it's like to be president of the US it's her. I mean she was there. She lived it.

She is strong, smart, educated, caring. What's not to like?

It does worry me ,though, that my republican friends want her to be the candidate. Apparently they think they can beat her easily.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Shhhh...today is the SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for Kari's 40th birthday...hop on over for a little cake, diet coke, and birthday cheer!!!


Jennifer Ramos said...

This is a great post. I agree with what you are saying and feel that Obama may lose to that old timer McCain (the 2nd coming of Bush in my opinion) it angers me that people can't see this. Anyhow, I like Hillary but am leaning just slightly more toward Obama. Who knows if things might change before then. But a woman president would be such a step forward for women. However, I'm not that concerned about who has more experience, I think if we always chose people for jobs based on experience, MANY college grads would be out of work. Trying something different may be our answer.We need a smart and wise person who shows leadership skills and is willing to fight to protect all people.

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'


Obama is ahead. I like him very much too. May the best candidate win!

Anonymous said...

35 years of what? 35 years of being a wife.

Topsy Turvy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you the "You Make My Day Award." All the info is on my blog.

Jennifer Ramos said...

why do people come on and make comments but don't leave their name? Obviously they are embarrassed by their behavior.

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'


I'm sending good wishes out into the universe for Hillary to do well tonight in the debate!

Patricia Gray said...

I totally agree with you. I am all for having a woman President...and Hilary has proven that she can hold her own in the "Big Boy's Club", which is no easy feat!

Obama for President said...

Dear Canadians,
We love love you, but with all due respect, you really have no idea what you're talking about.

Mrs. Clinton can't even manage a primary campaign, much less the country. (Her campaign is in disarray, she's mismanaged her money and recently had to fire a number of high level staffers.)

Her whole "career" is based on her husband. Hardly a feminist role model.

She voted for the Iraq war and has yet to admit that she made a mistake in doing so. She never had the courage to stand up against the war when it would have mattered.

She's in the pockets of the big corporations. She's taken huge amounts of money from the health insurance industry, for example.

Her negatives are very, very high. She's a polarizing figure who invigorates the hard core right wing to come out and vote against democrats.

Her record of accomplishments in the senate is rather slim.

Mr. McCain is in some serious trouble right now regarding his ties to lobbyists. Never mind that he keeps saying we'll be in Iraq for 100 years, something most Americans oppose. Most republicans despise McCain and don't consider him "republican enough." The evangelical Christianist candidate Mr. Huckabee continues to challenge McCain in the primary contest, proving that the party is splintering.

Meanwhile Mr. Obama appeals to a broad spectrum of Americans, including independent voters and moderate Republicans such as outspoken author Andrew Sullivan.

I'll grant you that Mr. Obama is the best looking of all the presidential candidates, but to refer to him as merely a "show horse" is pure ignorance. He's a best selling author (from a book written before he was famous), a constitutional scholar, was the president of the Harvard Law review, and he's accomplished more in the senate than Mrs. Clinton has, despite her having been there longer. (He also has more legislative experience than she does.)

Just because someone is inspiring and a good speaker doesn't mean he lacks substance.

You might want to check out http://www.barackobama.com/ to learn more about Mr. Obama and where he stands on the issues.

Or, of course, you can just wait until he becomes our president and read about him in the history books.


Obama for President: Excuse my ingnorance for calling Obama a 'hotty', but really, the people will decide who is best to lead them. That's what Liberty is all about. Freedom. On the other hand, in the end, your country may decide to vote in McCain - it looks like he will have a running mate who is both black & female. A double whammy - Not to mention all of his skeletons in his closet. Guess you can tell I'm a strong liberal-minded individual. By the way, no mention of the 'arts' in any campaign. What's up with that?


I'm feeling feisty this morning: Hillary, please play your 'ace' card. Start talking about 'Making History Together'. You can be the first woman President of the United States. We might be waiting another 200 years before this can happen again. And yes, you are the right one anyway.

Jennifer Ramos said...

i felt bad as i looked at the cover of the ny TIMES TODAY while at Starbucks. It said something about her mood being somber etc...and they had this pic of her looking a bit down. I really like her, but feel slightly better in going toward Obamas direction..for now.

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'


Topsy Turvy said...

Come on girls! We need to get behind Hillary. Honestly, I think either Hillary or Barack would be fine - looking at their records there is little difference in their positions on issues. But it's time we had a woman president, and when will the chance come up again? This would be monumental!!! To us and to the world. Hillary is only a polarizing figure to those who won't give women credibility, old-timers and those who won't allow a REAL woman to succeed. (Do we now only allow success to women who are young and beautiful? (Or at least LOOK it via plastic surgery?) Lana

Michelle said...

I must say that it surprises me that people still say that her only experience in politics is as a wife.

What most people don't know is that she had a career in Washington BEFORE she even married Bill Clinton. She was in politics before her husband was. She always had a career and almost always was in a leadership role.

In fact, she was on the committee that oversaw the impeachment of Nixon when she was still a law student at Yale.

I am not really a great fan of any of the three, my candidate is out of the race. I just get tired of the misinformation being spread.

I feel that a great deal of it is because she's a woman. No one puts a man through as much scrutiny as she's been put through.

No one's worrying about if McCain seems cheery or hopeful, what his mood is for the day or how his facial expressions read. Women are still last in line for respect, especially in the glass ceiling poster child known as capital hill.

The only people polarized by her are those that have deeply-rooted biases against women. Some men still fear what a woman in power in America looks like. No one is calling any other candidate polarizing, no matter what their views.
This is quite a lovely blog, by the way, I am so glad to have stumbled upon it!

Elsita :) said...

To be honest I think that both candidates have a great potential and any of them would make of the USA a little better place (I really hope so!). Now if I have to pick one that would be Obama. The reasons are too many to explain here. But if our girl wins I will be happy as well! (first woman President in America, that would be HUGE)

Elsita :)

(I wish that I could vote but I am just a Cuban emigrant here in the USA. I wish that I could vote in Cuba as well but there are not real elections over there. Any place where I can vote? Maybe American Idol? :o)

Libby said...

I totally agree with the poster who started with Dear Canadians.

I have always liked Hillary Clinton, but she keeps stating that she has a lifetime of experience. As what-an attorney, a wife. She has only been a senator for a few years.

Don't get me wrong I think Hillary Clinton is an extremely intelligent woman, but I'm getting a bit annoyed at her fibbing about her experience.

I am a lifelong Democrat and I was upset when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton entered the race. As an African-American female I know all to well, that America is not ready for a biracial President of any gender and it's not ready for a woman. It breaks my heart to say that, but believe me, it's the truth.

I fear that John McCain will be the President for the next 8 years.

I said that I wanted to move to Canada, a country I have loved for many years, when Ronald Reagen was elected President. I said it again when this asswipe we have in there now was elected. If I had the financial wherewithal I would emigrate somewhere. If this the hawk John McCain is elected I don't know what I will do.