Meyer AP Government - Election 2008

Our take on the very long 2008 Election.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So it is late January... (DEMOCRATS FOCUS)

So we let the last question percolate for awhile, a few played, and most said "no, thank you" to the discussion. But let's be honest. If you look back on a number of comments so far, many opinions have probably changed or become more meaningful.

Given that you, as 17 and 18 year olds SHOULD be voting this year (yes, I know some aren't old enough, but that doesn't mean I don't think you should be allowed to do so!), let's see where you stand as we near the Colorado caucus.

As with the primary/caucus system that will decide separately the two major candidates, we will offer on question on the Republicans and one on the Democrats. As with the system in some states, we will allow independents to play on either question. And as can happen, we'll allow R's to play on the D question and D's to play on the R.

So ... who should be the Democrat's candidate for President? Why?


Blogger nathana said...

I know that the media and democratic base has assumed that Hillary will be president for the last eight years, but they had better hope she doesn’t win that nomination. Moderates hate Hillary Clinton. Moderates love Obama. When Obama won Iowa, I thought (yes I know it’s bad to assume) he would slide through New Hampshire and thus the rest of the states. He would have hit the general election like a tidal wave. I don’t feel like anyone could have stopped him. As Hillary says that Republicans will paint him as a naïve child (which she is doing very well) she muddies his image while she and Bill are muddying what could have been a pure clean slate for a supposedly future oriented party. I am not a Republican (or a Democrat) but assuming I am a conservative then from all of us to Hillary, thank you. By using polarized politics within your party, you just might win the nomination, and give us even more hope than you already have.

5:47 PM  
Blogger anonymous said...

Just a quick question/food for thought: Is it acceptable to base a vote upon one's like or dislike for a candidate regardless of policy? After all, whoever ends up in the White House still has the task of running the country ahead of them and if we don't actually like the person, how can we stand behind them as a nation?

7:17 PM  
Blogger nathana said...

Policy is important, but it doesn’t count for anything if you don’t have the leadership to implement the policies. A congressional election is almost 100% about policy. A presidential election is a little different. They must have the ability to negotiate, lead, unite, inspire, command…

9:40 PM  
Blogger Caitlino said...

Keyword there: inspire. and who inspires us better than Barack Obama? If we have a president who has great policy ideas but the entire country cant stand her personality...none of her ideas will pass and few government officials would stick their necks out to stand by her. It is completely true that the democrats' chance of winning the white house would disappear with the nomination of Hillary Rodham to the White House.

Seperate note: What do you think the Kennedy endorsements for Obama will do for him?

5:39 PM  
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