January 21, 2008

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Read it here first. John Edwards deserves to be the Democratic nominee in November. But he won't be. He doesn't provide the fireworks that Obama and Clinton do. Nope, the "Son of The South" just sits, wishes, and waits. On the bright side, though, those two could never run with each other, so Edwards has a VP bid in the bag.

Kim and I spent a nice, quiet evening watching two people be anything but quiet with each other. Frankly, it bothered me. All this talk about bringing the country together, and these two spend the whole night bickering about who has a better health care plan, and whose husband is saying mean things about their record. John Edwards just sat back and watched everything unfold. Don't get me wrong, he was passionate. But only for the right reasons and at the right time, so it didn't make good television.

If you didn't catch the debate in its entirety, here are a few of my (for lack of a better word) favorite quips.

Obama: "While I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart."

Clinton: "It is very difficult having a straight-up debate with you because you never take responsibility for any vote and that has been a pattern."

Edwards: [Sen. Edwards had no comment. He was busy solving the issue of poverty in America while providing hope and health care to everyone of her citizens]

On a side note, Hillary is in town tomorrow night.

"I think we both have very passionate and committed spouses."
Hillary Clinton
(Speaking to Sen. Obama in last night's debate. Italics mine.)

1 comment:

Brandon K. Baker said...

A few things here.

1. Love the video. Especially the fact the Zach Gill of ALO is in it. He plays the piano for JJ.

2. It's easy to be the guy who sticks to his guns and stays out the fights when you're not being attacked. It's easy to be the good guy when you're not perceived as a threat to the Clinton machine. Is it obvious that I'm an Obama supporter? :) Wouldn't it be great if we had kindergarten rules for politics? If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all... Both ways.