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Not bad, not bad at all

First the good (very) news. A quiet man with a modest demeanor took Hillary down. Barak Obama is looking quite presidential, even to this old Conservative. Hillary, in her concession speech reminded me of a line from Hamlet:
Like a tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The well coiffed scarecrow in search of a brain stood up and promised everything - A chicken in every pot, two cars in every garage, peace, prosperity and the end of greed. However he did neglect one point - who is going to pay for all this?

Over on the right, Huckabee pulled it off. Everyone laughed when he went on the Leno show, trouble was the voters were laughing with him, not at him. Thompson and Guiliani need to get going real fast or they are also-rans. He did take Romney down at the knees, quite nicely though.

Personally I still have doubts about Huckabee. As a Jew, I am still a bit perturbed by his far right wing religiosity - I will be listening. I am also not quite sure what his foreign policy will be.

OK, a point needs to be made. This is the first round of a 50 round match. Hillary ain't dead yet (figuratively speaking). Guiliani and Thompson's power base has not been tested yet.


I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Republic is best served by two good candidates. We need people with honest, but opposing views running. I rejoice at the person that I consider the strongest Democratic candidate, Obama, making that move. I disagree with him philosophically on many points, but I do not fear for the nation if he wins. I cannot honestly say that about his two closest rivals.

One last note. Obama is getting the youth vote. People are looking at JFK (Kennedy, not the other guy) and commenting about how weak the effects of the youth vote was. All are missing one point.

In 1960 18 year-olds could not vote!