Fmr. President & Senator Polnut
OK forgive this self-indulgence.
I've gotten a couple of PMs asking why I support Clinton and Edwards over Obama. The usual thing pointed out to me is that he and I are on the same page on most things.
Just for the record I wanted to state this.
I've met Senator Obama, and had a good 5 minute chat with him, he's a great guy a wonderful orator and a great standard barer for the Democratic party. Which of course begs the question why support Hillary over Barack?
I will admit that the speed with which the left attached themselves to him scared me, when the left chose the nominee... they pick losers. I support Clinton because I think she's smart, determined, and has the strength of character required (she didn't run from her decisions). Frankly I couldn't care less if she's a bitch or plays dirty... this is politics people, it's dirty - you don't get anywhere by being nice. I have also stated from the outset that I would support whoever the nominee is.
I also think the ridiculous level of venom directed toward Clinton makes me want to support her even more.
I have significant concerns about Obama's experience (those who discount the importance of this are luring themselves in a dangerous position) - but tonight, probably for the first time when I saw Obama speak, I saw a president - not just a rock-star. Clinton will remain my #1 choice, since I feel she's the right candidate for this election, but should she no longer continue, I will be proud to put my support behind Senator Obama.