Wednesday, December 5, 2007

everything i needed to know

Okay. I've been trying hard not to dislike Senator Hillary Clinton during these primary months. If she wins the Democratic nomination, I will vote for her, and I will encourage other Americans to vote for her.

But this. I just can't take it.

The woman is easily the most recognized presidential candidate in the entire country. She has been in the national spotlight since I was in high school. She has served as a United States Senator. She has actually lived in the White House. She has an enormous base of supporters, many of whom donate lots of money to try to get her into office. I admire and support Barack Obama, but if Hillary Clinton keeps her nose clean, she has a really good shot.

But.

I received a message from the Obama campaign saying that Clinton had released an expose on him for something he did in kindergarten. I rolled my eyes. "Yeah, right. No way she's that stupid. Quit exaggerating."

This thing from the Clinton website is so ridiculous. It's just low hanging fruit. The potential wisecracks overwhelm me. If I had given one dime to that campaign, I would be down at the headquarters asking for it back. To think, Barack Obama had the audacity to want to be president of the United States while he was in kindergarten! Imagine! Well. When I'm president, I will pass a Constitutional amendment barring children from having such aspirations.

So, all you Dems out there who are sitting back shaking your heads, hoping it isn't her. Allow me to tell you a secret. The winner of the U.S. presidency will not only be determined by the number of people who cast ballots next November. It will be determined by the number of people who give money. We have a democracy, a capitalist democracy. If I had my way, you'd click here and enter your credit card info. If that's not the right choice for you, then I recommend clicking here for another fine option. I was fortunate to shake both of their hands last week. Support them now.

2 comments:

Dad said...

The rumor is that he waffles, wanted to be an astronaut in second grade.

lindalane said...

Well I am busted also - I wrote a letter to President Johnson when I was in first grade and told him how to end the Vietnam war, and that I WANTED TO BE PRESIDENT someday. Imagine the audacity!
"Hold fast to dreams," Langston Hughes writes. Here's to Obama and Edwards, two fine candidates who dare to dream.
Well said, friend.