We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
He is the best horse the Dems have in their stable. I hope they wake up to him. Dark horse? Smart guy, impressive, normal, and not as full of it as the others. Not programmed, and not overly phony.
Obama is the current hero of the "anybody but Hillary" Dems. But Obama is going nowhere, especially after the "debate" last night when he hemmed and hawed about the theoretical question about what to do after Jihadists destroyed Chicago and Dallas. "Get international support" or whatever he tried to say. (It cannot be very comforting to the people of Illinois and Texas that France, China, Russia and Germany are needed to defend them.) Hello! The guy is another empty suit, an educated fool and does not deserve serious consideration.
I am sure he is a nice guy, but if he were white, he'd be another Dennis Kucinich. Newness, platitudes, "anybody but Hillary", and skin color are the only sources of his appeal.
Savvy Dems should take a look at Richardson. He has the common touch, and he is real, relatively speaking.
"Smart guy, impressive, normal, and not as full of it as the others. Not programmed, and not overly phony."
And he's a Democrat?! Unbelievable. But he'd just appeal to their normal minority faction of the other seven guys and one woman. I think that they are hiding out from some evil queen who lives in New York.
I liked him--a lot--until the debates the other day, when he leaped to the left of pret near the whole field, on the war. ALL troops out by yada yada 07. So, screw him, he's just another pol trading the future of the country for a shot at office.
Plus, character ref, he claimed he was drafted by a pro baseball team, and...oh, forget it, I'm too tired.