Saturday, 16 February 2008

US election decided

Obama.

I've never supported Clinton because she strikes me as a self-promoting lightweight who's bottled out of every major challenge she's faced, blubs for votes and allowed her husband to humiliate her - and blow (geddit?) the best chance for change in the the USA since the 60s - rather than jeopardise her own access to power.

John McCain, as I've said before (1), could break the hold of the neo-cons and the fundies on the Republican Party. He has many admirable qualities which made me wonder - to my own consternation - if a McCain administration might not be the best option for the USA and the rest of the world. But there are some things you just don't do (2).

It doesn't matter how token it is - Bush will veto the resolution because he thinks violating the consitution is somehow protecting the constitution (2) - or how many other goods you can do. You can't make up for a bad like that.

(Hat tip: no right turn)

1 - As described previously on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/02/why-republicans-hate-mccain.html and http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/02/far-right-out-for-mccain.html
2 - 'Senate Passes Interrogation Ban,' by David M Herzenhorn in the New York Times, 13trh of February, 2008. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/washington/13cnd-cong.html?_r=2&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1203103302-u5ZWIKfaD8KPtaFnona9QA)
2 - ibid.

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