Monday, April 28, 2008

Miles Dyson For President

I was watching an episode of "House" on USA last night. On a side note, USA now has a green logo that appears in the lower right hand of the screen, like many other channels. Anyway, the actor who portrayed Miles Dyson in "Terminator 2" was going to run for President on "House" once he regained his health. He said he wouldn't win. House said why run if he wouldn't win? Dyson alluded to the idea that he would be running for a purpose other than victory. He wanted to create positive change by convincing as many people as he could that a black man could be the President.

That made me wonder what Obama's intentions are. I think he really could be elected. Maybe he was coached (or decided on his own) to continue the race as long as possible in order to convince as many people as possible that he, a black man, is a viable option for the Presidency. So even if he doesn't win, he'll go down in history as a door-opener for the black community. Awesome! He can't lose!

This makes me wonder, then, if it is appropriate to say, "Stop it Obama and Hillary!" I can understand Obama's goal, and Hillary's too. Why not allow them as much time as they need?

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Hillary vs. Obama Seems Almost Scripted

I was watching the news the other night, and the polling figures for some place came up. Hillary had around 49% of the people's favor, while Obama had 48%.

I thought to myself that this seemed almost like it was designed in such a way that a child could grasp it.

I mean the fact that a woman, who if elected would be the first woman President, and a black man, who if elected would be the first black President, are competing on such nearly perfectly even terms just seems like it's too good to be true. Like it was scripted. Cliché, even.

It's weird that after all these years of people wondering when we'd have a lady President, or a black President, we've got two terrific options all of a sudden, forced to compete against each other.

It's like making a movie about Batman vs. James Bond.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Quick Explanation Of US Electoral System

Super quick!

The gist I get is that the system is unnecessarily complex, but definitely can be boiled down to a simple question of who has the most money.

Money can get you behavioral experts who coach you to be the person the citizens love. Money can pay for surgery and haircuts. Money gets you signs, ad time, good directors and actors for those ads, and maybe even undercover actors seeded among the citizenry in an effort to persuade the unsure.

[Candidate gets an idea from reading this -- "That's it! Covert political agents..."]

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Hillary Being Bought Off?

Not with money.

Hillary Clinton was recently telling a story about a woman and her problems with a hospital. Those problems led to the death of the woman and her unborn child.

The hospital claimed that Hillary's version of the story wasn't accurate.

Now we find that that is true, Hillary's story wasn't 100% correct. But the facts have come to light, and the situation described in the story is pretty much the same as it truly was in reality.

Hillary could continue telling the story with the newly updated details...

But the hospital asked her to stop. She said ok.

So, did the power and influence of the hospital cause Hillary to abandon communicating things to the public that are of public concern?

Could Hillary be manipulated while in office to keep secrets from us, and withhold information about situations that will become harmful if we're not kept in the know?

Or is she simply letting the media tell everybody else the rest of the hospital story?

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Edwards No Go On VP

I can't believe it. I was honestly expecting Edwards to return as a major player in the Democratic Party.

Sure, he was before he dropped out. And some people thought Obama and Hillary might team up.

But then they got to attacking each other, and Edwards seemed like he might be able to fill the role of VP should Obama win and reject Hillary, or should Hillary win and reject Obama.

He didn't specify who he supports (at least not at the time when I first heard about this). I think that's just because no one is on top yet. If he supports Obama and Hillary wins, that would weaken her nomination because the 3rd place Democratic candidate wasn't behind her. It makes sense for him to wait before "making up his mind."

Could he change his mind later and become VP anyway?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hillary Dividing The Party?

Obama said as far as he's concerned, she can run as long as she wants.

Bill Clinton said let's have some good old fashioned arguments, and that will strengthen the party. In fact, the Democrats are guaranteed to win.

Some of the media says that Hillary vs. Obama makes McCain stronger.

I saw a piece of internet art that insinuated Hillary pursuing the Democratic nomination to the very end would make the object of her desire irrelevant.

I wonder...

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