Friday, January 25, 2008

It's a political day!

I'm totally immersed in politics today! Washington & Lee University is holding their Mock Convention today and tomorrow (they always do the party that's not in power so this year, it's the Democrats). It's such a spectacle! I was going to go watch the parade of delegates this morning but it's freezing out there! I'm sure the students will get in full character dress of the state they represent as they parade down Main Street! Check out this list of some of the featured speakers today and tomorrow:

  • Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine
  • Former NY US Representative, Geraldine Ferraro
  • Reverand, Jesse Jackson
  • Virginia US Senator, Jim Webb

    Also keeping me entertained today is this hilarious top ten list that Barack Obama recently did on The Letterman Show.

    On the Hillary front, this interested me. It's the NY Times endorsement of Hillary. Surprise! Surprise! The part that I think everyone should note is the following quote from that article:

    "As strongly as we back her candidacy, we urge Mrs. Clinton to take the lead in changing the tone of the campaign. It is not good for the country, the Democratic Party or for Mrs. Clinton, who is often tagged as divisive, in part because of bitter feeling about her husband’s administration and the so-called permanent campaign. (Indeed, Bill Clinton’s overheated comments are feeding those resentments, and could do long-term damage to her candidacy if he continues this way.)"

    Here's my prediction, she'll do it for a while, because the spotlight is on and because she's on an upswing right now. As soon as the issue dies down and or she loses a primary, it'll be back on full force because winning is more important to her than the good of the party or the country. Mark my words!

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