Originally Posted by newguy888
Boy I just was thinking how fantastic it would be for the country IF Hillary decided after losing all the primaries last night to Obama she would say boom I am out of the race. We would in one move be done with the Bush Clinton division that is in my mind screwing up this country. I mean we have had 20 years of those families in power and what do we have to show for it today.
On the war in Iraq... once the new president is made aware of the sobering reality of the overall picture... the new president will know full well that we cannot cut and run. It is unfortunate but true; we opened up that can of worms and we will be in Iraq for some time.
Neither party seems to be overly concerned about the well being of the solid middle class or affluent middle class. They assume we must be content. The parties are concerned mainly about catering to the wealthy or poor or borderline poor. Sure they get a little nervous if a recession is looming, but other than that, what has any of them done for the MC lately?
McCain and Clinton are somewhat transparent in the sense that we have a basic understanding of their past which is likely to form their future decisions. I am unclear about Obama. He is a question mark.
What do you think Obama is going to do for the country and for the MC?
I believe all three front-running candidates represent a throw the bums out vote. Personally, I could vote for any of them. But, I have no illusions that things are going to change in any meaningful way. It would take both a new (independent minded) president and voting out half of congress to shift directions in a big way.
One interesting thought about Obama. Since he is Muslim (or was at least raised and schooled in that faith), he could possibly show the middle east that Americans are not anti-Muslim. However, the hard-line fundamentalist Muslims in the middle-east will probably view him and a heretic and infidel (brainwashed by the west).