JANUARY 10, 2008 - Last week, I must admit that I jumped on the Barack Obama bandwagon. I must admit now that I did so in great haste.
Obama is a great man. Of the Democratic candidates, Obama would be the clearest and healthiest break from the Bush/Cheney years. I'm very excited about his candidacy.
However, I've had a change of heart and am officially back on the fence again. What can I say? Hillary's performance in the face of possible defeat forced me to take another look at her. I was very impressed with her New Hampshire victory speech. I didn't know she had it in her. While I find the possibility of the first African-American president to be highly attractive, I also find the prospect of the first female American president to be equally attractive.
Both candidates have their strengths and weaknesses. Up until last week, I had yet to see much in the way of true leadership from Hillary. That changed in New Hampshire. I have a feeling this is going to be one long and hard-fought race and I look forward to watching it unfold, while I keep my preferences closer to my chest.