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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 07:07 PM
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can true believers please convince me? I was a Kucinich supporter.
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Then I reluctantly became an Edwards supporter.

Now I'm looking at the two remaining candidates. Both are preferable to ANY repuke, but I sincerely believe both of them put corporate interests ahead of anything remotely similar to a progressive agenda or even a populist middle-class-centered agenda.

Clinton is a skillful politician, but I think she continues to lie about her complicity in the invasion of Iraq and the perpetuation of the occupation. I also think she is completely in the pockets of corporations. I think she is a divisive candidate and would motivate strong wingnut opposition in the GE.

Obama, on the other hand, strikes me as less than sincere. Plus, his positions seem fairly ill defined, so I'm not quite sure what he would do if elected. He does, however, possess a formidable oratorical ability to inspire audiences, using high-minded and inclusive rhetoric. But he never really talks turkey about how he will accomplish his promised "change." I believe he might well be as great a unifier as, say, either of the lamented Kennedy brothers. But then again, he might just be all talk and no action. Maybe a few inspirational speeches is the best we can ask for in the inexorable spiral down into a corporate oligopoly.

So, I'm leaning slightly toward Obama because:

a. my most liberal friends seem to support him

and

b. even though I don't really expect him to deliver any meaningful change, he at least might rekindle some sense of unity in this country.


WITHOUT IDIOTIC FLAMES, can anyone convince me if I'm right or wrong?




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