Tuesday, December 4, 2007

High horse update

Caught some of "Living on Earth" tonight on the ride home from grandma's where my sick boy spent the day instead of being at school. Presidential debate on climate change. All candidates, both parties, invited. Three showed up: Dennis, Hillary and pretty-boy Johnny. Tonight they featured the comments of the latter. And ya know what? He inspired me! I mean, I actually got teary-eyed listening to the guy. He was really good. I may have to re-consider my position on him.

See? I can change my mind.

11 comments:

johnieb said...

I believe you'd be safer from turmoil if you meant Kucinich. I'm looking for a poetry-mad person, but cannot remember yet which one, so I browse.

"On Longing for the Seed of God" was a theme: Patricia Shaw?

Diane said...

Edwards?

pj said...

You mean Edwards? I love Edwards. Big Media hates him (for being anti-corporate) which is why his campaign is tanking. He's damned progressive, is Johnny. :)

johnieb said...

I feel, nor think, very little of any of them; I noticed RFK, Jr. endorsed HRC, and how much are we likely to be able to change, given the remoteness of our debacle?

The last Democrats who didn't disappoint me were martyrs: Bobbie.

lj said...

Edwards, yes. Sorry to not be clear enough there.

Johnie, I've been throwing my considerable weight behind Dennis -- and you can see how my endorsement has helped him in the polls. I hear you about Dems in general, which is why I was surprised to find myself feeling happy and inspired listening to JE. Now I feel like there is only one Dem that I won't be able to vote happily for in the general election, should she get the nomination. (Shame on RFK, Jr. I'm sure he's been promised a spot in the administration).

Can you believe her vote on IRAN???!!!???

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Okay, I have to be mean here...

Elizabeth Edwards has terminal cancer. They have young children. He has no business running for president right now, IMNSVHO.

I think he has great ideas, but I question his judgment. Either he cares deeply for his wife, meaning he can't really be at the top of his game now. Or he only really cares about power, which makes him a jackass.

Either way, it looks bad to me. I'll stick to Kucinich until he gets knocked completely out. Then I'll hold my nose and vote for whoever the Dems put up.

But I have to say, Hillary has lost whatever appeal she ever held for me. A showdown between her and Rudy would make me feel that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between them---and at least he doesn't have any votes for the damned war to explain away.... (No, I won't vote for him---but I really wish someone could tell me where the REAL Democrats are!)

pj said...

Call me crazy, call me mush-for-brains... but maybe the Edwardses (both of them) really want to save America and not focus single-mindedly on Elizabeth's cancer. She always struck me as being particularly idealistic.

I so want to belieeeeeve... :)

LJ, I hope your little guy is better today!!

Wormwood's Doxy said...

PJ--maybe it's just because two friends of mine have recently dealt with serious cancer that this is so bothersome to me. (One died, and the other is going through chemo right now.)

Cancer controls your life. Whether you want it to or not.

And when you throw young kids into the mix (as my living friend and the Edwards both have to do), I'm just not sure how anyone has the energy or brains to do much more than daily survival stuff--even if they want to save the country. Which certainly needs saving...

Sorry---I'll get off my soapbox now...and go pray for them.

lj said...

Doxy, I had the same initial reaction as you did about John and Elizabeth. This post helped me rethink that aspect of the campaign.

jledmiston said...

Nobody's got love for Obama?

lj said...

Jan,
I got some likin' for him, but not so much the love.

He's gotten awfully quickly into the pockets of some big, big money--including nuclear power-- and that worries me. I don't hear him taking the kind of strong stands that need to be taken. But I wouldn't have to hold my nose to vote for him, so that's good.