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Monday, January 22nd, 2007

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12:53a
Not really any of my business, of course
I have been thinking about the likely struggle for the Democratic nomination and trying to work out how I would react to either a Clinton or an Obama candidacy. And of course I would prefer the man who ought to have been President for at least four of the last six years, but Al Gore has said he is not standing and I can't somehow see him getting drafted.

I am assuming that Edwards is tainted by Kerry's failure and that the mere fact he is a trial lawyer - ghastly US term, but one has to use it in this context, I suppose - means that there will be something somewhere to bring up against him.

Hillary Clinton has all the baggage of her husband's presidency, plus the anti-dynastic thing, plus her voting for the war when it started, plus - and this is less relevant - the fact that a lot of people hate her in a completely irrational way.

Obama has inexperience against him and in my eyes the fact he is such a total god-botherer.

On the other hand, I really want to see a woman president of the US before I die and a black one too.

No more WASP asshats come to that.

In a way, I could live with a Clinton/Obama ticket, because I think they are more viable as a team, not least because potential assassins would have to think about the fact that killing one pretty much ensures the other. Which might deter some of the right-wing loonies out there in a way that, say, teaming either of them with Edwards would not.

I know, though, that in any case the spindoctors would try and keep the temperature low and believe that this would be the biggest possible mistake. I was talking to vschanoes earlier and we decided that there is an approach which would make us enthuse in a way we otherwise would not about either of them.

A campaign that did not apologize and which made an issue of not apologizing.

Slogans like:
CLINTON/OBAMA BECAUSE IT'S PAST TIME
CLINTON/OBAMA BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING
CLINTON/OBAMA OH GET OVER YOURSELVES RED STATE WHITE MEN WHO THINK THE WORLD BELONGS TO YOU
CLINTON/OBAMA IN YOUR FACE

Not going to happen, but I would drop everything, fly to the US and work for a campaign that did that.

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