Thursday, November 09, 2006

Who would you rather do?

Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?
Just kidding. Kidding on the question part.

But if you're like me, you've heard and answered this question in the past 6 months: Who do you think has a better chance of winning if they run for president on the Democratic ticket? I've been going back and forth on this. I adore Hillary but does the rest of America? I get the feeling a huge contingent of people despise her. The question comes down to, is America ready for a president of color, or for a woman president? Or neither?

Oh, and tack on this interesting note. A friend recently noted among her conversations on this topic, people of color think America is ready for a woman president, and white folks think America is more ready for a president of color. Go figure.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't think that I will see either of those in my lifetime.

The Guy Who Writes This said...

I posted an article last week about how the better looking candidate usually wins. We are that shallow.

Zoe said...

I think Barack has a better chance. I think people want a change, some new blood in the White House.

Syd said...

Setting my conservatism aside, I don't think either is a good choice. I would, however, welcome a good female or minority candidate.

Sadly, I can't think of a good candidate. period.

rodger said...

I don't think the conservatives want to see the name Clinton in the White House therefore I'd have to go with Obama. Personally, I fall into your friend's demographic, I like Obama.

blog Portland said...

I think America is ready for it. Except the devout Christians. They need an old, corrupt white dude in office to feel secure.

purpletwinkie said...

I think America needs a purpletwinkie for President.

patti_cake said...

PurpleTwinkie for President and PattCake for Vice President. I always wanted to be called a Veep
hehe...

seriously I would vote for either one. Gladly.

Anonymous said...

Between the two, I'd pick Obama. Will he win? I don't know. But I sure hope he runs!

Anonymous said...

i love the fact that people are having serious dialogue about either but hopefully we will put our voting fingers where our mouths are :)