Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Nice Summation

Via Digby, here's a nice summation by Rachel Maddow of the difference in the three top Democratic Presidential candidates:

Hillary believes the thing that needs to be changed is that Bush needs to be out and the Democrats need to be back in there. Edwards believes the thing that needs to be changed is that the moneyed interests and the lobbyists need to be taken out of the political game. Obama believes that what needs to change is that he needs to be the president because he is a personally unifying character...Democrats are being asked whether they believe in party, in which case they should be for Hillary, if they believe in power they should be for Edwards and if they believe in personality, they should vote for Obama.
Well put.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I believe in doing the right thing so I voted for Dennis. It rubs me the wrong way to be told by corporations who is a "viable" candidate.
But then, I'm contrary by nature.

"But the question is what do you win if you're for a not-for-profit health care system, and you're instrumental in electing someone who isn't? What do you win if you are for getting out of Iraq immediately, and you're instrumental in electing someone who doesn't want to do that? And so you see the direction this goes in. This isn't just about me. People have to have the courage of their convictions. We can have the world we want if we vote for the world we want. If we vote for something other than what we want just on the basis of somebody looks like they might be winning, then we're not even making our own decisions."—Dennis Kucinich