Monday, February 26, 2007

Thoughts on Hillary/Obama/Geffen and the 2008 Dem. Primary

For the past few days, we've been witnessing the first serious bruhaha amongst the perceived top two Dems, Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama. Former Clintonista and gay rights activist, David Geffen, is supporting Obama for president and taking shots at the Clintons' honesty and integrity. Perhaps the chickens of the Clinton compromise on "don't ask, don't tell" have finally come home to roost?

According to Andy Ostroy, this might be the possible opening for Al Gore to eventually step into the race. And it's true, I've heard from a lot of Gore supporters that they would love to see a Gore/Obama ticket in 2008. Should Obama's bid ultimately fail, thoughts of this fantasy ticket sounds pretty good to me. It would also provide Obama a serious platform in which to continue his own political career and run again in the future.

And, no, I'm not underestimating Hillary. The revamping of her image over the past 10 years has been nothing short of amazing. She's still the odds on favorite.

And I'm sure John Edwards and another favorite of mine, Bill Richardson, will have plenty to say before it's all said and done.

7 comments:

Georgia Hill Raiser said...

http://georgiansforhillary.blogspot.com

Button Gwinnett said...

Thanks, I have been looking for a Georgia website for Hillary.

Christopher said...

Camp Hillary handled the fracas with David Geffin in an immature and unprofessional manner.

Geffin, who raised $18 million for her husband's two presidential campaigns, simply said what many people are asking about Mrs. Clinton: why won't she apologize for her Iraq war vote?

For her supplicants to speak to the MSM and allege that Geffin is on Obama's payroll is absurd. Furthermore, David Geffin is a private citizen and that doesn't change because he's wealthy. Geffin is entitled to say what he choses and support who he wants to support.

Hillary, needs to get over it and grow up. Just because she was married to a former president doesn't mean she's entitled to be elected.

Steve said...

I like Obama, and will either vote for him, Dennis Kucinich or even Ron Paul. The one thing I am really worried about is if the GOP keeps the WH in 2008. I am worried they are going to really shove the country over the cliff.

Steve said...

http://theaginghipster.blogspot.com/2007/02/2008-early-primaries.html

Button Gwinnett said...

Christopher, I think Hillary's weakness could be her lack of "authentcity." That was a big complaint amongst GA Dems last year about our major candidates. There was too much appealing towards conservatives and a lack of attention paid to the base.

That's what Hillary's Senate career reminds me of. There are many progressives who once thought they were a part of her base. But now we're not so sure. I know that's going to be an issue for her amongst the LGBT community.

Steve, I like Obama. I don't know if it's his charisma that I've fallen for or what. But he's someone I've had a favorable opinion of for the last several years. Some might say that he needs a little seasoning. Which is why if he doesn't win the nomination, I would like to see him on the ticket with whoever does win.

Steve said...

Obama is fresh, new, and he is my age....I just like him...