Super Tuesday is nearly over (some final counts not in yet), and one thing appears certain: our choices for President this year are a liberal, or a liberal.
Obama is in a slight lead over Hillary, which is the good news. McCain has enough of a lead to make victory for anyone else nearly impossible. Depending on what you look at, you can argue that there’s little difference between Obama and Clinton, or that there’s little difference between Clinton and McCain.
Here are my thoughts for the rest of the race:
- McCain is calling for Republican party unity. Well, then, I first suggest that he actually become a Republican.
- Obama needs to stay on the high road, and give Hillary (who historically takes the below the belt road) enough rope to hang herself.
- Who I end up voting for may hinge on who the VP candidates are.
- This would a good year for an independent to join the fray, and really mix things up. Only an independent could really make the major party candidates deal with issues.
- The problem is, I don’t know of any potential 3rd party candidate with any real chance. Obama won’t break ranks, and I doubt Hillary would (though you never can tell about the Clintons… they’re only real loyalty appears to be to themselves). Lieberman, where are you?
- 4 years of true liberalism (even Bill Clinton wasn’t a true liberal) and high stinkin’ taxes may be enough time to mess things up enough to cause some new voices to raise up, or at least give conservatives legislative control once again.
- Hang on, folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. (i.e. grab your tax rebates while you can get them.)