Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Democrats Are Complicated

Whew. New Hampshire was certainly a close call for the Democrats. They were in danger of creating an easy nomination path for their most likable and electable candidate (Obama), and also very close to rejecting the one candidate who can unite Republicans (Hillary). It was all very unsettling to watch Democrats almost not shoot themselves in the foot.

Luckily, they pulled it out, and proved that no victory is safe from self-inflicted complication. The odds are now on a long, protracted, money-sucking nomination process. The world is at it should be.


Robert Sievers said...


None of the democrats I know, (which admittedly is few) can answer this question. But you are more informed than most, so I thought maybe you could.

Can you name two notable policy differences between Hillary and Barak?

Dan S said...

Well, according to email that often goes around the internet:

1. Obama is going to apparently institute Shia law as soon as he is elected, because he went to a school with Muslims in it for two years as a child.

2 Hillary apparently will be murdering her political oppenents, like Bill did in the 80s and 90s.

In all seriousness, there is not a huge difference between them in actual policy. They are both moderates, although Hillary can be pretty conservative, having voted for the Iraq War and supported anti flag-burning amendments.