February 10th, 2007

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Some 2008 thoughts

First off, I'm horrified that we're already talking about the 2008 election IN FEB. 2007.

*screams in terror*

But anyway.

The current Democrat field is too nauseating to contemplate. Obama and Hillary are two junior senators who we would not even be hearing about if he wasn't black and she wasn't Bill Clinton's wife. Edwards is already a loser and the Dems don't exactly love giving losers second chances (just look at Al). Don't get me started on Biden (another Senator -- from Delaware, no less). Kucinich wants to completely cut funding for the troops in Iraq, which is a position firmly in nutroots territory, plus he's a former loser, plus... well, he looks like the guy from MAD magazine. Bill Richardson I don't know much about, but whenever he's on Fox he comes across as a weenie. On the other hand, at least he's brave enough to come on Fox. Still... New Mexico?

Of course, on the Republican side things aren't terribly exciting, either. There's a lot of "who's that?" candidates right now, but the big names are probably Giuliani, McCain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Newt has the name recognition but I'm not sure in a good way. I have a lot of issues with McCain, notably his position on free-speech issues, plus I think he's kind of crazy. Romney I like for no good reason. Well, I like his views on abortion, and campaign finance, but there's a lot I don't know about him. I guess right now I'm quietly pulling for Rudy. There's a lot I don't agree with him on with regards to social issues like abortion and gun control, but he's also strong on national security as evidenced by his track record in New York City, and I think a lot of conservatives might be willing to overlook the social stuff under the premise that it doesn't matter who can get abortions or married if we're all dead from a terrorist attack. He's also a tax cutter and, from what I know, fairly fiscally responsible. I'd like to know where he stands on border security. On the other hand, he's had some personal drama, which could be a problem if there's anything for the Dem headhunters to dig up.

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