John and I watch the New Hampshire presidential debates last night. Until recently I have been able to keep myself isolated from the bickering political campaigns, but with the caucus voting I have been sucked in with the rest of the country. All I can say is we are in serious trouble! I feel like the best candidates are being overlooked or antagonized out of leading place. In my opinion the democratic debate was more about the needs of the country and less about smearing each others' faces in the mud - not that there wasn't some of that too. They addressed seriously the concerns with the economy and the war in Iraq. The republican debate seemed more like a schoolyard brawl. It was everyone gang up on Romney but make sure you get a few good sucker punches in on anyone else if you can. In the middle of the fight they managed to talk about immigration and how all of the illegal immigrants should be deported immediatly. I have issues with that but I also don't live near a border and am not affected by this on a daily basis.
As for my choices: if I were to pick a republican it would be John McCain. He has the experience and the ability to be level headed and bipartisan. I however am not a fan of his Iraq policy so I am still mulling this over. No offense to you Romney fans! I would love to have a Mormon president, but he really does tend to flip flop with his support on various topics. As for a democratic president: all hail Hillary Clinton! I know a lot about her, she is a Wellesley grad, she works more bipartisan than any other senator and has a history of working for change for the greater good. She may not have the best personality ever but she gets things done. As for a change for the country, Hillary had the best one-liner... "You want change, put a woman in the White House; that is a change!"