I want to believe that I can't be shocked any more by America's capacity for ignorance. But it's a lie. When Grandmere Mimi noted that three of the GOP candidates for President don't even believe in evolution ... well, let's just say, the bottom keeps getting lowered.
But I won't be voting in the GOP primary anyway. There's that other primary for me to worry about. What's a nice lefty gal like me to do? I gladly voted for Hillary as my senator when I lived in NY state and would again. She's a terrific senator. And too damn polarizing for president. I fell head over heels for Obama with the rest of the country. Loved his first book. Love his charisma. But let's face it, dear ones. That resume is a bit thin. I'll vote for him in 2012. Yeah, Edwards tries to be a populist and he's got a good grasp on poverty issues. But I have to admit that the pretty boy stuff bugged me even before haircut-gate.
Know who I really like? Yup, Bill Richardson. Since I don't have to go to church on Sunday mornings anymore (!), I caught him on one of the talk show rounds a few weeks back. The man is bright! And has a terrific grasp of the environmental issues. He's got the goverance piece, he's done diplomacy, he's served in Congress, he's served in the White House. Check out his hilarious new ads and see what you think.
Is America ready for someone who could actually do a terrific job, but is not the best-looking or most charismatic in the race?