i didn't watch the debates saturday night- either of them. so- i can't comment on them. i will say that i have visited every one of the democratic candidates' websites- oh yes, they all have one. i didn't bother with the rethugs- they have nothing new to say and they all say the same thing. or so i surmise from the msm reporting of the events- which i do read. it's about the only thing they do report. i got an email from someone who did watch the debates and this person assures me that change has indeed occurred and will continue occur- albeit slowly. apparently, because we have so many 'minority' groups represented on our platform. i don't decry that but i don't look at the picture that way. i look at the stands on the issues. i don't care if hillary clinton is the first woman candidate for president ever. good for her- we got fucked by pelosi. i don't care for clinton's voting record and i don't trust her stances on the issues. too back room wheeling and dealing for me. obama- i am keeping an open mind about only because i feel he is a good second choice on the issues for me. edwards lost me on his healthcare plan and his stance on civil liberties.
no one in the top three has come out and assured me that they will restore the constitution in its entirety; or pressure congress and the corporations on drastic environmental protections- here and abroad. baby steps. we need a leader who will come out and say- hey, folks we have to do something here like yesterday. haven't really heard that from the big three. oh- we'll put incentives out there and blah, blah, blah. business as usual. we need real leadership not baby steps that maintain the status quo while maybe perhaps seeing if we can get something accomplished while attempting to reach out to the regressive 'progressives' and republican disenfranchised who continue to hold the purse strings. this country doesn't want real change- they want enough change to go back to sipping their chablis and reading their daily news and be able to have someone else do their thinking for them while living the life of riley. i don't begrudge obama his win in iowa. i think he's a decent person and his heart is in the right place. and i am thrilled that we have progressed enough- now that it's like oh the 21st century- that a black man has a real shot at the white house. i am just tired of people lauding this type of thing as a milestone or a big deal- when it should be common sense. we should be looking at the issues- not whether or not obama is 'black enough' or 'white enough' or whatever. the question should be- is he human enough to lead us beyond the fiascos of bushco and will he put a doj in place that will give us justice?
that's why- i am voting dennis k for the primary- and writing in al gore for president. works for me.