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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:15 PM
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33. I don't support Clinton because I support Obama more
It's silly to say "don't compare her to Obama." Those are the two people still in the race, so I made my decision of who to support based on comparing them. I don't support her because I'm supporting him.

Clinton and Obama are very similar on positions. That's part of the reason why it's gotten so personal between camps. There's not much to argue about policy wise. So, to me, that's basically a wash.

I think that both of them are capable, intelligent and strong. So, that's a wash.

In my mind, Clinton gets "bonus points" for being a woman. The ability break down barriers and inspire is a factor that I consider when deciding who to vote for, as long as I feel the candidate is qualified and supports my policy positions. (I wouldn't vote for a republican woman, but if I like two candidates, gender is a plus).

But Obama also breaks down barriers. So, he gets as many "bonus points" as Clinton. Wash.

So it comes to the fact that, in my opinion, Obama is more inspiring. He has the gift of charisma. He has run a much better campaign. I believe that he is better able to beat McCain. And, he has managed to do what other politicians I strongly supported haven't been able to do -- increase participation in the democratic process *cough*howarddean*cough*

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