OK, I'm going to come on out and tell the world who I think will make the best president for the next eight years, what I believe is the ideal democrat ticket and how I'd like to see the office of president evolve for the next decade or so.
I love the fact that I've lived long enough to see the election cycle when two viable candidates are a woman and an African-American. I think either candidate is capable of leading the nation. Ms. Clinton has the experience and the capabilities to be president. Mr. Obama is a leader and up and coming statesman. I could vote for either of these candidates. . . but I won't.
I have real concerns for this country. We are involved in war we have absolutely no business being involved in and it's time to remove ourselves from those conflicts. There can be no compromise on that issue. Our troops HAVE to be brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan now. There is only one candidate who uncompromisingly stands by a policy of immediate withdrawl.
We have serious domestic problems that are quickly becoming crisis. There is only one candidate that is addressing the issues of the dwindling middle class and the working poor and poverty in America. Corporate America has taken over our government. They are destroying our constitution and pillaging our national resources. There is only one candidate who is talking about this and recognizing it for the cancer on our society that it is.
So as you might have already guessed, John Edwards is my choice for democratic candidate. I believe he is ready to change the face of our country and I believe that is the only thing that will save us from destruction.
If Mr. Edwards is smart, he will pick as his running mate someone who will be ready and capable of taking the reins of power when his time is done in eight years. That seems like a no-brainer for me. Barrack Obama is that person. Obama is a great candidate today, imagine what a great candidate he will be with eight years of experience as vice president. I believe an Edwards-Obama ticket will give the democrats the White House for the next 16 years. More importantly, it will put two individuals in the office of President who will change the direction of the country and put us on a strong footing for the next century.
In a recent national Newsweek poll, the only candidate that decisively beat every republican candidate was John Edwards. Clinton loses to McCain as does Obama. Edwards is THE most electable democrat candidate. He far outpaced every democrat against ever republican.
So yea, I'd like to see a woman or a black person become president. If they do I won't have any problem with it and I'll support their presidential quest with lots of involvement and vigor, but I have to look beyond race and gender and pick who I believe addresses what I believe is best for this country right now.
I'm getting behind John Edwards and hoping for an Edwards-Obama ticket that will destroy any ticket the republicans can put together.