This morning, Heidi asked me the following question. "If you were voting in a primary or caucus today, for whom would you vote?" While I think that any Democrat will be an improvement over the current President (well, a purple turd would be an improvement over him) and certainly a better choice than any of the Republican candidates, I'm just not sure.
I admire Hillary Clinton's tenacity and her ability to weather the 15 years of Republican attacks. I think she has some good ideas, but I also think she has behaved deplorably on the campaign trail in several instances. And as for Barack Obama, he seems to be long on ideas and short on details and plus, I just think that especially if he goes up against McCain, the Republicans are going to play the "experience" card big and bad, which is perhaps his biggest weakness. Overall, I am more inspired by Obama than I am Clinton (who seems more and more to be the maintainer of the status quo), but still, I just am not sure. My allegiances switch with the day. I worry that they will continue to fight until the day of the convention, which will be bad for the party and extremely bad for the nominee.
Don't get me wrong, on Election Day, whichever of these candidates that (eventually) gets the nomination will get my vote. I just wish they'd team up. Together, they would be unstoppable.
However, when we were talking about it, I was watching an interview with Cher on YouTube (she's been making the rounds in the last few days) and I was saying to Heidi, "You know, I'm not really a one-issue voter, but really, Cher -- I mean, CLINTON has a more clearly articulated stance on LGBT issues than Obama."
But honestly, Cher has a better track record on LGBT issues than either of them, so, based on that:
Honestly though, the fact that McCain does not believe we need to amend the Constitution of the United States to suit the whims of religious radicals makes him just a little bit more palatable to me. Although judging from some of the stuff on the net, I'm not even sure that McCain knows what he thinks!