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.
I too will be waiting the day Hillary loses or is forced to admit that her dream of returning to the White House is over. The drama and theater of that day will be like a scene from "Gone With The Wind." I just wonder who will utter the words, "Frankly I don't give a damn!"
As for Obama...I think he can be attacked. Certainly not on race--and who would bother--but on his lack of any experience in foreign policy, economics, etc., etc., etc. And while it's great to believe "We can!" and to have hope and want "change," he's going to have to get a great deal more specific before November rolls around.
Right now Obama reminds me of a rock group from not too long ago that had hit songs playing on the radio and were the heart-throb dujour---right up to the time their fans discovered they lip-synced all their songs at concerts because they really couldn't sing worth shit.
Stacy ... "class and style" as a candidate? Knowledge and experience are more important in a president, and she's short on both.
She has never run a city...she has never run a state...she has never run a company... she has never met a payroll. So what does her experience, her "guts'" her "class" consist of? Working for -- not managing or running -- a law partnership? Being first lady? As Laura Bush pointed out in a TV interview, being First Lady doesn't qualify you to be President of the United States. Being First Lady, although often tiresome, is a creampuff job. If you've got a randy, sexually misbehaving husband, it can also be humiliating. Standing by her misbehaving man is a personal choice, but that also doesn't equip you to be President or testify to your good judgment.
So if you're going to vote for Hillary, who is a placeholder for Bill Clinton's third term as President, then tell me why.