Clinton v. Palin for President, 2012

“If this idea doesn’t get you to vote for John McCain, nothing will.”
Saturday, September 6, 2008

Attention Hillary Clinton supporters (of which I was one). If this idea doesn’t get you to vote for John McCain, nothing will.

As someone who believes that Barack Obama is not ready or right, even if he was ready, for the position for which he is running, I’ve been looking for an excuse to vote for McCain. The addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket, and his bold criticism and repudiation of his own party at its convention, no less, are beginning to persuade me. I’m not quite there yet, but now it’s occurred to me…

As it turns out, I’ve been considering voting for John McCain for some time simply because I believe he’ll be a one term President, and not a bad one at that. Let’s assume I’m right, that his age pretty much assures us that he’ll be a one term President. Now flash forward four years.

Senator Obama won’t run again. He may want to, but the Democratic Party won’t let him. He had his chance, and now needs to give someone else his, or her turn. The Republicans run former Governor, now 49 year old Vice President Sarah Palin, and the Democrats finally get around to doing what they should have four years earlier. They nominate 65 year old Senator Hillary Clinton.

Clinton v. Palin for President, 2012. How ‘bout that?

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2 responses to “Clinton v. Palin for President, 2012

  1. I think that the 2012 Clinton vs. Palin race is the one we all want to see. This country could use strong female leadership. All the major progressive democracies of the world have had it, and the US will go far in showing to the world that it too can benefit from female leadership.
    I loved when Palin attacked the “good-ol’ boys”. I think that made many a Karl Rove shutter.

  2. Hi. Thanks for the comment.

    While I don’t think women are inherently any better than their male counterparts when it comes to managing our government, I agree it’s high time we gave certain women a chance — Hillary Clinton for one. Whether Sarah Palin proves herself to be worthy of the Presidency remains to be seen.

    Unfortunately, whatever the President’s gender, she or he will still have to contend with the same Congress and private sector interests. It’ll take one hell of leader to overcome that Washington bureacracy.

    Please stop by again when you have time.


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