Monday, December 3, 2007
Clinton Versus Obama
As a black woman, I find myself facing quite a conundrum (I love that word) with regards to the upcoming presidential election. I, as many other people, have two candidates in the race, but alas I can only vote for one. I am trying desperately to weigh the issues rather than letting my heart guide me.
I have always been a Hillary Clinton supporter since her days as the first lady. She is an advocate for socialized health care and children’s rights, but she is middle of the road on issues of abortion. She is progressive without illusions and believes that government should play a more prominent role in providing for the needs of the people.
The crux of candidate Obama’s campaign is rooted in universal health care. As you might have deciphered I am pretty big on every citizen in American be provided with adequate medical care in spite of their financial situation. Obama is also in favor of getting our people out of the Middle East, something that is very important to many Americans.
I am not a political analyst (and I don’t portray one on TV), I just feel that after the last eight years we need to return the government to the people and I think these two candidates offer the most promise for the future of this country. With that said, I still don’t have a clue about what I am going to do next November.