Carrie wrote:Even in this day and age, I really don't think that Joe Voter is ready to elect an African-American or a woman President.
If they were, my feeling is that they'd go for a male of any race over a woman, and that Obama has more of a chance than Hillary.
Somehow, she appeals to the California-type Democrats (who might be more conservative, given that it was a Reagan state, with the exception of the Bay Area) while Obama is appealing to much of the "red states" (maybe because Democrats there are really sick of the ultra-cons that have run this country into the ground?).
As McCain goes, he's a more favorable Republican in my opinion. Though a rather timid piece of legislation, his and Bush Lite's (Lieberman) climate change initiative was probably the first out there for this country since Bush came into office. I do wish he'd be more about getting out of Iraq.
I'd like Obama to come up with a plan to capture Osama. I really want that guy on trial and to sit in a cell the rest of his days. Maybe we could learn something from him about how better to 'combat' (in the non-military sense) extremist Islam. McCain won't do it - it won't appeal to his voting base. And Bush doesn't seem too concerned about him anymore.