Now I’ve been an Obama supporter since he ran for Illinois State Senate. I definitely want him to win the Democratic nomination so that he can kick McCain’s ass and win the presidency.
Truth be told, I am totally turned off by HRC’s strategy of promising a return to the 1990s. While the Clinton Era (which I like to refer to as the Pax Clintonia) was definitely a better time than the W Era (which I like to refer to as the Fall of the Republic), you know what, it could’ve been better.
This is not to say that I think Obama is going to somehow get Democrats and Republicans to hold hands and sing Kumbayah for the next four years. In all reality, even if the Democrats dominate two of three branches of the government, I don’t care if they don’t do anything at all. All I want to stop is the active demolition of the Constitution by W and Big Dick. I don’t particularly care if Congress ends up in gridlock for the rest of my lifetime. As long as they’re not actively trying to subvert the intent of the Founding Fathers and not trying to setup a theocracy backed by mercenaries who are above the law, I’ll be happy.
While my vote tends to go to the progressive candidate, my ideal form of government is still utopian anarchy. Not that that’s ever going to happen, but a man can dream, can’t he?
So if HRC manages to take Obama down somehow, I guess I will probably grudgingly vote for her. (Assuming that I don’t come down with another case of acute gastroenteritis.)
Alison of bluishorange complains about how people refer to Barack as “Obama” while they refer to HRC as “Hillary.”, but realizes that HRC herself is promoting her first name in her campaign. Now, I can see how this can be construed as disrespectful. In all honesty, that’s why I call her HRC. (You know, like FDR, JFK, RFK, MLK, LBJ. I mean, that’s not bad company, is it?) You can’t just call her “Clinton” because that’ll be too confusing. (Seriously, if she wins the presidency, how do we refer to them? Are we going to be doomed to constantly refer to Bill as “former president and first gentleman Clinton”?)
And referring to Barack as BHO is just not going to work for aesthetic reasons.
Last night, I dreamt that the L.A. Lakers were in the playoffs, and they had fought pitched battles against the strongest teams in the Western Conference, ekeing out a bare win in the seventh game of the Conference Finals in overtime, only to lose the NBA Championship to some pathetic Eastern Conference team, and I woke up completely drained and agitated.
And I realized that my dream wasn’t about basketball, but about the Presidential Race. I really want Obama to win this thing, but I’m afraid of how I’ll feel if he doesn’t.