Thursday, January 04, 2007

Andy's First Take on the Possible and Announced 2008 Democrat Presidential Candidates

Here is a quick and shallow analysis, in no particular order, of what I think about the more serious possible and announced 2008 Democrat Presidential Candidates:

Current or former Senators - None are likely to win the nomination or election as Americans don't like or elect senators to the White House.

1. Barack Hussein Obama - Do you really think Americans would elect somebody with a middle name of Hussein and a last name that gets confused with Osama (Ted Kennedy and CNN)?? He is very likable and charismatic but needs to toughen up if he is to be taken seriously. And I think his "unfortunate" name will hurt his chances.

2. John Edwards - I question the intelligence of a candidate who officially announces his candidacy at the worst time on the calendar - the week between Christmas and New Years - when nobody is paying any attention. Plus he's a proven loser as the VP candidate with John Kerry in 2004.

3. John Kerry - Do the Democrats really want a proven loser Presidential candidate who is 0-1? I don't think so. Plus he's just plain boring.

4. Al Gore - See #3 above. Plus he's a boring and loony environmentalist.

5. Hillary Rodham-Clinton - The carpetbagging senator from New York with a lot of Bill Clinton baggage. Do the American people want another Clinton? Plus she is just not likable.

Current or former Governors - Americans seem to prefer Governors so these candidates, in my opinion, would be much stronger candidates.

1. Bill Richardson (New Mexico) - He's popular and likable. He's cut taxes which is helping grow New Mexico's economy. He's also tough on crime, believes in charter schools, and supports free trade (NAFTA, GATT, and WTO) . All of which will hurt his chances with the Left.

2. Tom Vilsack (Iowa) - Who?? Actually, being a popular governor in in a key primary state will help boost his chances. He also seems to be fairly liberal on the issues which will win him support with the Left.

3. Howard Dean (Vermont) - Current chairman of the DNC. Failed in his 2004 nomination bid because he came across as a lunatic. The Left loves him because he is a true blue Liberal.

There are several more but these are the ones that seem to stand out the most right now.


  1. John Edwards knows a lot about poverty, after all, he’s helped throw a lot of people into it with:

    - his co-sponsorship of H-1b visas,

    - his support for illegal aliens,

    - his vote for MFN-China

    but what about stuff like iraq war and the patriot act?

    well, he voted for them too

    About the only thing you can say for Edwards is, he spent so much time running for president that he didnt have time to do more damage as senator

    You’ve got to ask yourself - ‘what did he do, with the power he had, when he had it?

  2. On Bill Richardson...

    He not only was reelected by 70% of the vote, winning every county but one, but he served as a congressman, Secretary of Energy and also UN Ambassador. He has been nominated four times for the Nobel Prize for Peace. His resume is outstanding, he is very likeable, and would do very well in some traditionally red states, like Florida and Texas. I am proud to support my governor for the Presidency!