I have been bouncing back and forth between being highly interested in the race for the Democratic nomination and being bored and impatient with it. I have a few problems with each of the nominees but I like them both better than McCain and right at the moment I’m thinking, “Can we puh-leeease just get this part of it over with?”
I wonder how anyone can take all this sniping seriously. Clinton makes a claim that turns out to be not exactly (or not at all) true and her numbers go down and Obama’s go up. Obama says something that is perceived as “elitist” and his numbers go down and Clinton’s go up. Not to mention that fifteen percent of people polled still believe Obama is Muslim even after the big to-do over his pastor’s remarks. It’s all so silly. Can’t people see that it’s only politics and that it’s about as real as professional wrestling?
At this point I’m still leaning slightly toward Obama, admittedly almost entirely on the basis of personality and perceived integrity. I don’t think they differ a lot on the issues and it would be nice to have a president who is not embarrassing. That’s not to say that Senator Clinton would necessarily be embarrassing as President but I think there would be a high probability of some kind of scandal.
All you folks in Pennsylvania, do your country a favor and vote overwhelmingly for Obama so we can get on with the real contest.