Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sore Loser

Putting aside political parties, I'm watching the presidential news conference right now and my jaw is on the ground at how bitchy George Bush is being. It's embarrassing.

5 comments:

inkdestroyedmybrush said...

i soooooooooooooooooooo wish that I could be watching this now.

Lynda said...

Tell us more!!

Meg said...

I listened to the whole thing on an NPR re-broadcast, and man...you don't have to see it to know how he's behaving, do you?

It was funny until I remembered he's the face of America around the world.

MIM said...

One hurdle down, but the bigger ones remain:

(1) Having a PRODUCTIVE Congress that does not overreach and squander political capital the way its predecessors have for the past 4 years; and

(2) Picking the Democratic nominee.

Hilary has the money, the name recognition, and due to close ties to former Clinton Dep. COS now Ill. Rep. Rahm Emmanuel, ridiculous infrastructure advantages. Question remains: how electable is she for the important center voters, or is she still too polarizing?

Obama is, to repeat the cliche, the rock star, a fundraising magnet, a memeber of the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte., and an inspiring writer and speaker, but he has about 10 years less experience at the federal level than Dan Quayle did in 1988.

Sen. Bayh of Indiana, a former 2-term governor, is a dark horse, esp. with former VA Gov. Mark Warner having pulled out of the race. A mix of traditional liberal and conservative positions.

Former Sen. Edwards is keeping his name out there, having trumped for minimu-wage statutes and intiatives in several battleground states during the midterms.

Former VP Gore? The 800-lb. gorilla just outside the room. Like Cuomo in 1992, the race doesn't begin in earnest until it's clear he isn't running.

Plus there's Richardson, Kerry, and others still considered players. Show ain't over yet, folks.

MIM

MIM said...

One hurdle down, but the bigger ones remain:

(1) Having a PRODUCTIVE Congress that does not overreach and squander political capital the way its predecessors have for the past 4 years; and

(2) Picking the Democratic nominee.

Hilary has the money, the name recognition, and ridiculous infrastructure advantages thanks to Rahm Emanuel. Question remains: how electable is she for the important center voters?

Obama is the rock star, a fundraising magnet, and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte., but he has about 10 years less experience at the federal level than Dan Quayle did in 1988.

Sen. Bayh of Indiana, a former 2-term governor, is a dark horse, esp. with former VA Gov. Mark Warner having pulled out of the race. A mix of traditional liberal and conservative positions.

Former Sen. Edwards is keeping his name out there, having trumped for minimum-wage intiatives in several battleground states.

Former VP Gore? The 800-lb. gorilla just outside the room. Like Cuomo in 1992.

Plus there's Richardson, Kerry, and others that are still considered to be players. Show ain't over yet, folks.

MIM