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Local voters back Obama and McCain

Original post made on Feb 12, 2008

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.
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  • Comments

    Posted by Mr Judgment, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
    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 Rove's plan to install Dubya. However, standing near a the leader doesn't prove you can lead. And, unfortunately if you inherit the infrastructure of the dear leader, it's hard for the people to evaluate what's you and what's the machine. Hillary could easily be as big a failure as Dubya who's path to the presidency she would have more in common with than Bill's. She might have the judgment necessary to be in command hidden in there but it's impossible to measure — she hasn't 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 can't ride coat tails to command. You either have it in yourself or you don't. Clinton hasn't shown it. Obama has. McCain has.

    It's either Obama08 or it's McCain08 then Obama12.


    Posted by excuuuse me, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
    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.