Friday, 3 November 2006

Getting ready for 2008... hey, that's politics!

Looking forward from the upcoming general election, the 2008 presidential and general US election is now a bit more than two years away. In Washington terms, that is soon. Two charismatic frontrunners Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Barak Obama (D-IL), getting even more press, as another Democrat — possibly Obama's competitor — is seems to be loosing the limelight (more on that later). Obama has been beating Sen. McCain in newspaper inches over the past little while bacause of Sen. Obama's new book, The Audacity of Hope. Obama has been the Democratic party's hopefull for a new, fresh face for years now. I remember the new year's edition of Newsweek at the end of 2004, two of the people Newsweek named most promacing to be getting places in their respective industries were Barak Obama and Jon Stewart. The point is, it's Obama's time to shine. He has delivered almost President John F. Kennedy-like speeches: powerful and inspiring, and is a progresive but down-to-the-ground Democrat. The biggest problem with Obama is that he may well be held back, again, but the DNC (i.e. his own party) to make room for Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) campaign for the Oval Office. McCain is not bad himself either. He has morals, but believes in the seperation of church and state (a big problem in the GOP right now) and individual liberties.

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