Local voters back Obama and McCain Sports, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Feb 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was the top vote-getter in The Almanac's circulation area (Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside) in the Democratic primary Feb. 5, although his opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, won the San Mateo County and the statewide vote and most of the California delegates.
Posted by Mr Judgment, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Feb 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm
The only thing that matches the cynicism and Machiavellian nature of the plan to put team Billary back in the white house (or is it HillBilly now?) was Karl Roveís plan to install Dubya. However, standing near a the leader doesnít prove you can lead. And, unfortunately if you inherit the infrastructure of the dear leader, itís hard for the people to evaluate whatís you and whatís the machine. Hillary could easily be as big a failure as Dubya whoís path to the presidency she would have more in common with than Billís. She might have the judgment necessary to be in command hidden in there but itís impossible to measure ó she hasnít stood on her own for many decades. Thinking the machine can be president is the same flawed view that allowed Dubya to slip in.
Personal judgment is what counts - you canít ride coat tails to command. You either have it in yourself or you donít. Clinton hasnít shown it. Obama has. McCain has.
Itís either Obama08 or itís McCain08 then Obama12.
Posted by excuuuse me, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Feb 12, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Show me where Obama has shown judgment. Oh, except for opposing the war in the first place. What else has he really done? I love his inspirational oratory but question his experience.
Hillary has worked diligently in a bipartisan way in her role as senator for New York. Her support for re-election was overwhelming.
Don't you see a difference between Obama and McCain? They both claim to be independent, but come on. McCain has pandered to the conservatives and he would make frighteningly different Supreme Court nominations than a Democrat.