Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thanks, New Hampshire

A friend of mine called in a panic late yesterday, terribly concerned that her son might not be registered to vote, concerned about the talk that Obama was a shoo-in. My good (liberal) Republican pal was ready to give her entire family marching orders to go vote for Hillary Clinton at the primary. Meanwhile, I was having my own personal crisis, finding myself rooting for Hillary. Rooting for Hillary? How sick is that?

New Hampshire didn't disappoint, and the American people will have more time to look at all the potential Presidents; at the moment no decisions have been made. More time to see what these candidates believe in.

Was it also sick to laugh when I saw the disappointment in Obama supporter Jan Shakowsky's face on the ten o'clock news?

Oh, and hats off to the Obama team, who almost pulled off the political coup of this century. From word that an Irish Bookmaker had already decided to pay out for Obama, to the fainting Obama fan, from the first little New Hampshire town to vote at midnight and deliver zero votes for Hillary, to the Street Theatre protester who demanded that Hillary "Iron My Shirts" at one of her rallies, these political operatives did their best to give the impression that Barack Obama was unstoppable.


Blogger El Rider said...

Yeh, I also found myself rooting for Hillary. Good Lord. Sure, I have traded cattle futures but this is ridiculous!
I have been noticing more of my liberal friends admitting some sort of Marxist leanings. A kind of "coming out" if you will. That "coming out" makes it even easier for them to support Barack or whomever.

Jan 9, 2008, 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

Are we all Marxists now? Or maybe just Socialists? I hope not, but the agenda of the Democrats is troubling. Obama needs time for seasoning and moderation within the Senate. People of both parties know well that there are no guarantees who will win the election. Everyone wants someone we all could live with. For us, that would be Hillary, not the guy who John Kass of the Trib charaterized as jumping when Emil Jones snapped his fingers.

Jan 9, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

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