Thursday, January 31, 2008

Supah Tuesday

This is cross-posted at New England Mamas.

Whatever about the Super Bowl, I can't wait until Super Tuesday. I've already informed my husband that I shall be monopolizing the television that day. All day. MSNBC is going to start election coverage at, like, 6 a.m.. I may have to fight my toddlers over this - they are little Noggin addicts - and pray that they take a nice, long nap. I'm going to be in political geek heaven. It's too bad I don't know any other like-minded people or I'd have a primary party.

The endorsement of Barack Obama by Ted Kennedy was interesting to see. According to several sources, including The Huffington Post, Kennedy really gave Bill Clinton an earful, saying his comments were inappropriate for a former president. I couldn't agree more. Those few days when Bill Clinton was out there making remarks made me lose a lot of respect for the man and he was someone that I really liked and respected. It's disappointing and I'm sick of being disappointed by the Clintons.

When the New York chapter of N.O.W. said that Kennedy's endorsement of Obama was a betrayal of all women, I cringed. I don't know how his endorsement is a betrayal of anything. Am I betraying all women by voting for Obama? I don't think so. I'm not going to vote for someone just because she's a woman. If I don't like her, why should I vote for her? Shouldn't I base my vote on issues, not on gender or race? It seems to me that N.O.W. is endorsing Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman, not because of anything she's done for women. I won't vote for her because she voted for the war in Iraq, plain and simple. And now she's saying that she didn't expect Bush to use the use of force resolution to go to war. Um, duh. Jesus. I know she's not a stupid person, but man, that sure makes her seem like one.

My other beef with Hillary Clinton is that she stayed with Bill after he left office, not out of any love for him but for purely political reasons. It was cold and calculating and I think she would have scored more points by leaving him and then going on to be elected to the Senate. She has relied on his good reputation and the fondness that people still have for him to boost herself politically. She's ridden his coattails into the Senate and now on to the Presidential primary. It annoys the shit out of me. If she wants to be a strong woman, she should stand on her own two feet and prove that she is capable of being president, that she doesn't need her husband to get her there.

Here's hoping that something gets decided on Tuesday. I don't know if my nerves can take much more of this.


SUEB0B said...

Right on, sister.

I have been attacked hard by at least 2 Hillary supporters - interestingly, both older women - because I think her claims of "experience" are a little overblown.

Anonymous said...

You already know I agree with you on Hillary.

Part of me almost doesn't want to caucus because I don't want to miss election results coming in from other states. And well, since preferred candidate is out of the race, too. Argh.

(BTW, I'm calling either a ticket of Obama-Edwards or Clinton-Richardson.)

sandy shoes said...

I'm excited too! Primary party, that'd rock. You could pick up a big screen TV for cheap after the Super Bowl!

I'll be right over to make the snacks. :)

LJ said...

I love your enthusiasm about politics!! November can't come fast enough!

Kate Hughey said...

I wholeheartedly agree with the comment that her claims of experience are overblown. And I completely concur that the war issue is important. As a southern Woman I would love to see an Obama Edwards ticket.

BookMamma said...

Obama/Edwards08!!! Amen my sista.

You hit the nail on the head with Hillary. Thank you for putting that so succinctly - I haven't ben able to, just questioning whether or not I'm a disloyal woman for not voting for her. Funny how the media can make me feel!

Anonymous said...

"If she wants to be a strong woman, she should stand on her own two feet and prove that she is capable of being president, that she doesn't need her husband to get her there."
I couldnt' have said it better. I will not be voting for Hillary.