politics! time to spew your invective
Who are the democrats going to run? I think there's still way too much racism in this country for obama to have any chance to win. (Am I wrong about that? Opinions seem to vary widely. I'd rather be wrong.) I don't think hillary is unelectable because she's a woman. The much-reviled hillary of the '90s might have been unelectable, but she seems to have remade her image.
I think mccain should be dead in the water because he's been cheerleading for the war way past the point when the rest of the country was ready for it to be over. And giuliani might be electable, but if we put another dyed-in-the-wool authoritarian in the white house in 2008, then heaven help us.
Hillary looks like the big favorite from where I sit. I'm very much in favor of a woman president in the abstract, but I don't think she's the one I'd pick.
If she does win, this ought to be disturbing: for the 24-28 years from 1988 through 2012 or 2016, only two immediate families will be represented in the presidency. That's an entire generation and then some. Who needs royalty when we have a de facto ruling class?
The other thing I wonder about is which candidate(s) will have the balls to go on Colbert. Remember clinton playing the sax on arsenio back in the day? I don't know what the colbert equivalent is, but that's the place to do it.