Disclaimer: I have not read most of this thread
I really like Obama, mostly because I think he's the most sane person who stands a real chance of becoming president. My biggest fear is that once in office, Obama will be another do-nothing Democrat like Clinton (whose only major accomplishment in eight years was getting a blowjob from an intern).
I've been inspired by Edwards, as he's the only real cantidate who has come out and said "the system is broken and we need to fix it." It is, and we do.
I fucking hate Hillary. Her reaction to the Hot Coffee debacle is only the first in a laundry list of reasons why I don't want her anywhere near politics, let alone the oval office.
But I have a severe issue with all the leading cantidates right now, and I think Wil Wheaton
summed it up better than I can:
Wil Wheaton wrote:It is outrageous that Senators Clinton, Obama and Biden are asking for our votes, but are unwilling to provide leadership now. If they won't stand up for the principles we all hold dear when they're trying to earn our votes, how can we expect them to do it once they're in the White House? Leadership is doing the right thing when it's risky and when it's unpopular.
All of the major (i.e. likely to become president) Democratic cantidates are members of Congress. They have the opportunity to do something to help this country, right now, when we desperately need
them to do something, and they have chosen instead to do nothing and focus entirely on their campaigns instead. This inspires very little confidence, and in fact makes me feel that all these people, including Obama, care more about cementing their own power than actually doing what's best for this country.
So, I guess what really scares me, is that no matter who ends up in the White House, that person is going to do nothing to reverse the damage Bush has done to this country. I'm afraid that none of them actually care as much about this country as they do about securing their own power. I'm afraid that even with a strong president, Congress will continue to be too spineless to do anything to reverse the damage Bush has done; they've already shown they can't even stop Bush when they have a gorram majority, moderate Republicans willing to work with them, and the support of the American people.