The search for the right candidate
Anyone who has been visiting this web site since at least October knows that we are torn between two candidates: Barack Obama and John Edwards. Each has their positives and their drawbacks:
- Correctly emphasizes why judgment should trump experience.
- Correctly opposed the Iraq war even when it was unpopular to do so. Neither Clinton nor Edwards can say that.
- Refused lobbyist money during this campaign.
- Correctly isn't for Hillary's idea of forcing every American to have private health insurance.
- Lived abroad for sometime, and would help combat the ideological disease of ethnocentrism.
- Was humbled after college while working as a community organizer in Chicago. As we have come to realize, especially after these last six years, humility is something that no president should lack.
- Is not really an effective debater. Comes across during debates as unsure of himself. He stutters at times. He even has a tendency to lose his temper when challenged by an alternative point of view.
- Correctly opposes the Iraq war at the moment, even though he voted for it back in 2002.
- Unlike Hillary, he does not support future combat missions in Iraq.
- Is a definite populist on economic issues.
- Has not taken lobbyist money during this campaign.
- Opposes forcing all Americans to have private health insurance.
- Unfortunately, would spend more even at the expense of the national debt.
- The best debater of all Democrats.
- Brings out the emotional side of what Democrats stand for.
- Comes across to some people as phony.