Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's not not over until it's not not over

And while it's not over, it sure isn't not not over yet.

By which I mean that while so many political commentators are fussing over the role the Democratic "super delegates" will play this summer, it's far from a given that neither Obama or Clinton will have won a majority of delegates before the convention. With Maine, Obama has won four in a row and is gaining momentum.

I've been undecided between them for a while. Even though I was giving Obama money for quite a bit, I was leaning towards Hillary. She is smart, tough, knows how to work Congress, and knows how to play hardball politics (which is going to be very important in winning the election). But Clinton fatigue has set in already, and I find myself looking for someone who can inspire and unite the country. I don't think I'm the only undecided, formerly Hillary-leaning voter experiencing this evolution. I think things are swinging in the Obama direction and that his majorities will continue to increase. If I was a betting man, I'd put a good deal of money on the notion that Obama will win the nomination without needing the super delegates, despite the proportional nature of the Democratic primaries.

3 comments:

Elaine Fine said...

Good thing you're a voting man!

Emily said...

Hillary sounds kinda defensive to me. Plus Bill has turned into such a loose cannon! Granted, I might want to pummel some people myself, after so long in politics. Still, if my darling Ron Paul (yes, that weird neo-libertarian) can't go on, Obama seems pretty good PR for the country. And McCain is admirable for his work with folks across the aisle and wartime hero-ness. I long for the old days, where the 2nd place guy became the VP. Talk about checks and balances.

I wonder if the Whig party still exists. I am truly disenfranchised. :)

todd said...

Man, my head's reeling from all the double and triple negatives! :)

Thought you might be interested to know that I have a new blog look and address. I wanted to do it anyway, but when I got a relentless stalker, I had an even bigger impetus to do so. Would you please be so kind as to update your link?

And for the record, I like Ralph Nader, but he doesn't have a chance. Again.