Barack Obama seems like a heck of guy, but I’m not convinced he’s ready to be president. I like a candidate who talks about hope—so many seem to be trying to scare us all to death—but I want him to get a little more experience.
I think Hillary Clinton has a better chance of getting us out of Iraq in a reasonable way, and I’m hoping she’ll follow her husband’s economic policies. That’s not what she’s saying she’ll do, but then her husband said a lot of crazy things too, and he managed to avoid ruining the economy.
Or we could get a Republican president. Everybody says the Democrats are going to win this thing, but then last summer everybody said Giuliani would be the Republican nominee. Political fortunes change pretty fast—just ask our current president.
As for Obama, I say we bring him back to Illinois…and run him for governor.
If he can hold that office for a few years without doing anything disgraceful (that’s setting the bar pretty high by Illinois standards), he’ll have done the people of Illinois a great service, and he’ll get some executive experience for his next presidential run.
Sigh. I don’t really know what I’m talking about. When Bush was elected, I figured he’d probably do a decent job, so what do I know? Maybe I’ll just vote for Ron Paul, so that whatever happens I’ll be able to say it’s not my fault.