Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Please don't make me vote for Hillary

Raising WEG had a brilliant post on all the reasons she doesn't want to vote for Hillary.

Every morning, I look in the paper to catch the story that she is losing her lead in the polls. But, alas, I don't find that story. All I see is her lead increasing. I don't get it.

No one I know is excited about her. I have friends who are enthralled with John Edwards. I have a mother who is downright giddy about Obama. I have relatives who love Kucinich. (note: Spell check tried to change that to "Zucchini" the way I originally spelled it.)

I have friends who are excited about Fred Thompson and even one who adores Guiliani.

But no one I know says, "Gee, I can't wait to campaign for Hillary!"

Why not?

I don't think it is because she is a woman. We are a pretty feminist bunch, my friends and I.

I don't think it is because of her husband. In general, we all seem to agree that he was an above-average president (all things considered.)

Although we don't agree with all of her positions, they aren't *that* far off from our core beliefs.

Aren't I supposed to be her "dream" demographic? I'm a centrist Democrat, who occasionally even supports (gasp) Republicans. I'm a woman. I'm married with kids. If I'm not excited about her, who is?

According to USA Today's Candidate Match Game, I should be cheering for Gravel. (With Dodd 2nd and Obama a close 3rd.)

So two questions:
1) Why do we dislike her so?
2) Who are these people who are putting her at the top of the polls? Where are they? What are they THINKING????


dawn224 said...

I totally hear you....

Paul and Andrea said...

This is a great question. I do sort of like her, but I don't know if I like her enough. She doesn't have much of a warm fuzzy factor.

Diva Mom Vicki said...

I think Hillary is a WONDERFUL candidate for the Democrats! I'm THRILLED she's leading in the polls!

(This comment brought to you by the Committee to keep a Republican in the White House ;0)

Bridgett said...

I think it's because the democrats, as an organization, have a tin ear. Completely tin. Perhaps some lead.

LisaS said...

I think we're tired of Hillary. Keep in mind, I'm from Arkansas so she's been around my life since I was the same age as our second graders ... I've always admired her, I agree with many of her positions ... but I'm voting in the Republican primary because I don't care who wins the Democratic nomination.