I wanted to resurrect this thread for the simple and astounding (to me) reason that I have changed my mind and now hope very much that Hillary wins the nomination.
I have reasons for this - I'm not just going insane - and my reasons aren't anything Obama has or has not done. I still like him a very great deal, I still think he's a very special and important person, and I think he would do a good job.
But the more I watch Hillary the more I feel that the kind of tenacity she is displaying is the kind of thing your next President needs. That woman will NOT give up. I used to think she had a lust for power but I was discussing this with Max the other day and actually I think she has a real calling - her desire to be President I feel comes from a deep-seated and unquenchable ambition to do everything in her power to have a real chance at fixing the things that are going wrong in America, and not just to have top job.
I have begun to feel more and more lately that she cares so much for this not because of what it will bring her but because of what she believes she can bring to America. And I know that the others probably feel the same way but there's something about her - it's her whole life.
And not only that - she still has and continues to have the popular vote. I don't pretend to fully understand US politics but it does seem to me that that is what should count. If it were this country, the most popular candidate wins. The candidate who has most of the people's vote wins. It seems that in the US Hillary has the vote of the majority of the people. Doesn't that mean she should win?
I really have done a complete about-face and it's a strange feeling (lol) but that woman just seems to have the whole package - and now I am hoping very much that (as much as I like Obama) that she will actually win. I think she has a far, far better chance against McCain than Obama and for the first time since this whole thing began, I have begun to think she would make the best President out of all of them.
She's young, staggeringly intelligent, informed, insightful, very experienced, almost unbelievably committed and has a real vision for the future of America. I would be very excited if she had the chance to govern, I really would be.
And that's enough from me. You can all pick yourselves up off the floor now.