It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s time for this week’s Mother of Intention post! This week, I’m so excited to have Erika from Plain Jane Mom joining me. She was a bit hesitant at first, and worried that perhaps our political sensibilities weren’t on the same wavelength. But as I’ve said before, this is a nice comfy place where we can all talk about our politics, whatever they are! Welcome, Erika!
For the most part, I loathe all politicians. I think there’s just something in your genes that makes you go into politics, and whatever that “something” is just doesn’t sit well with me. Needless to say, voting is always a Lesser of Two Evils choice for me.
So at this point in the campaign season, there are 3 candidates to choose from, and even though I’m a liberal, I took a close look at all three. Here are just a few choice nuggets of what I discovered about each.
I take issue with Hillary Clinton‘s claim of 30+ years of experience. Being the First Lady is not political experience. I know she was an insider and saw and did a great deal, but she was accountable to no one. She didn’t have a constituency. She wasn’t chosen by the people to represent the people.
I think John McCain is an interesting person — he sounds like a foul-mouthed son of a bitch who I’d love to run into at a bar — but he’s got the military too much in his blood. Even though we’re a country at war, I don’t want a president who feels that war is good for a nation’s soul. Cripes.
Then there’s Barack Obama. He’s got some experience, but not as much as I would like. My hope for him is that he will surround himself with smart, experienced advisers and learn from them. If he can pull off the neat trick of maintaining his authority while taking advice from others, I think he could be a pretty good president. If everything goes his way, he could even be remembered as Great. But if he can’t pull it off, we’ll have another Jimmy Carter.
I am pleased that it looks like Obama will be the Democratic nominee, but I have one worry. Those effing Superdelegates. My whole adult life I have been registered as either a Democrat or Independent, but if the Superdelegates do anything hinky to alter the will of the people, I swear to you all that I will go register as a Republican.
It will hurt me much more than them, but I just can’t be affiliated with a party that distrusts its people so much that it has to have babysitters making sure we don’t choose the “wrong” candidate.
Next week? The lovely Becky from Deep Muck, Big Rake!