Thursday, January 31, 2008

And then there were two...

So now the presidential election is getting more interesting... and more scary. Edwards and Guiliani dropped out yesterday, so now there are two Democrats (Clinton and Obama) and two Republicans (McCain and Romney) who remain. Part of me can step back and say, isn't this interesting? I wonder who will win? Another part of me is just shuddering at the thought of another 4 years with a Republican as president, and heaven help us if Romney really wins. I hope that isn't possible.

So now it's Clinton and Obama. Experience or Vision? Hard work or leadership? I will support whoever wins the nomination, but at this point, I'm still leaning toward Obama. As I said in a previous post, I feel that a president doesn't have to understand it all to be a good president. He/she needs to be a good leader and a good manager. Obama has vision, and he is an inspiring leader. Maybe that's what our country needs right now, after such a lack-luster leader for so many years. I feel confident that if he doesn't know something, Obama will find a person who does and will bring that person on to do the job. Clinton says that she has more experience, but I doubt that the president will really be involved in the day-to-day operations of the country. I think, at this point, vision and leadership is what we need more.

We'll see if the rest of the country agrees with me...

1 comment:

bipolarlawyercook said...

I agree with you-- I think he can attract the people with the experience he doesn't have. And I don't think he suffers from an ego that will cloud his decisions-- whereas I do think she does.