Over the past few weeks the Presidential field for 2008 has grown exponentially with many Democrats and Republicans throwing their hands into the race, despite the fact that most of them will never make it past the primary.
Those of you who pay attention already know who the front-runners are, but not everyone is attentive as we are and it never hurts to begin talking about this race now.
So for those of you who don’t know, the Democrats are putting their weight behind failed Vice Presidential candidate and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, resident bitch and current Senator from New York Hillary Clinton and the big star of the Democrats, the junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.
On the other side the Republicans are backing Arizona Senator John McCain, who has been cozy with left that past few years, Governor Mitt Romney who has had many inconsistencies which will threaten his run.
You also cannot forget former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who was ceremonial dubbed “America's Mayor” and has consistently ranked first in national surveys, usually leading McCain by a few percentage points with Romney and Condi Rice trailing.
The multimillionaire trial lawyer John Edwards, is something that this country does not need, Edwards you will remember voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq when we first invaded Iraq, but he like many Democrats has run away from that stance as far as possible and has called for a troop “withdrawal” which is their code for “retreat”.
"Actually, my own view is that putting American troops on the ground in Darfur would probably be a mistake. It would probably do more damage than good," Edwards said, but listed a no-fly zone and sanctions as possible US interventions.
"But the genocide, global poverty, the spread of HIV/AIDS, the atrocities that are occurring in northern Uganda, there are a whole range of places that America would have basically universal support if we showed some leadership," he said.
He of course believes that you can’t risk anything to create peace and stability in the world and help end the genocide that is ravaging the Darfur region.
I find problems with every single one of the candidates, including the one that I would put my support behind, Rudy Giuliani.
He is very liberal on some issues including abortion, gun control and supports same sex civil unions, but the overwhelming majority of good that he could accomplish for this country would overshadow those faults.
I cannot support John McCain or anyone for that matter who supports a bill of rights for terrorists fighting against this country, it is unthinkable to me to afford these savages the civil and basic rights that people from this country receive, I mean for god’s sake they are trying to kill us and anyone who supports their rights will lose my support and vote.
I cannot envision myself voting or supporting any leading Democratic candidate, not because I hate the Democrats so much, but more the fact that every leading candidate is advocating a phased timed withdrawal from Iraq, something I have adamantly opposed.
Of course we will have to wait and see if the field diminishes and if any other surprises take place, but we know the stakes, they could not be any higher and this is undisputable, so pick with caution my friends.
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