Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Obama inches closer to the nomination, Hillary loses momentum...

I'd say Barack Obama did what he had to do in the primaries Tuesday in North Carolina and Indiana.

He won North Carolina in a landslide and almost won Indiana. He's gaining strength. She's losing it and that means it's likely all over for Hillary Clinton. She's behind and she's losing momentum. Putting aside my preference for Obama's candidacy, it's a shame to see someone so extraordinary like Hillary go down to defeat. 'Tis the price we pay for watching closely in an incredibly historic election year.


Mushroom said...

It is naturally sad to see a politician see the end of the road, so there will be initial tears. Looking at it, should we be that upset to see Hillary lose?

Given the campaign rhetoric she threw at Ohio and Penn, do you think the US, Canada, and the world would be happy if Hillary wins and pursue the continuance of gutter politics we see from the neo-cons and Stephen Harper? The answer should be in the negative.

Matt Guerin said...

I absolutely agree, Edward. Sometimes I think my nostalgia for Clinton is simply based on her gender. I know that she is a chameleon and a born politician. But dare I say, not the true leader that Barack is. So when and if he wins, I will be thrilled and look forward to the day when another woman ascends to the White House. Hillary's not the only ambitious political woman in the U.S.

Mushroom said...

This is another story. The Dems can select a female VP. Someone like a Sebelius, Napolitano, or a McCaskill. Good female politicians, but not as authentic as Obama.

Maybe we have become obsessed with US politics. Its political culture is not inducive to progressive female politicians. Too adversarial and dependent on money. Prominent women usually get there due to family connections whether through birth or marriage. Not a fair or equitable society in my opinion.

At the same time, this makes me proud to be Canadian to say the least. We know full well, that a future Canadian PM will be more responsive to us than any politician in a pant suit south of the border.