Go, Go Clinton!

January 27, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 7 Comments

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I have not blogged about politics in a long time and I don’t want to get into messy details to alienate the younger readers. But I would just like to voice my support for Hilary Clinton.

Most people in my age group (18-24) are strong supporters for Obama. He’s an amazing guy with lots of charisma and great ideas. He would be a very suitable vessel for change. However, he may prove to be too inexperienced to lead a country full of a debt and internal strife, too inexperienced to tunnel his way through the unpopularity of America today. I believe he would be the ideal candidate for President next term or the term after but for now, America does not need any more screw ups – whether it is as a result of plain stupidity or of inexperience. America needs not only a passion change but the strength, the intelligence, the experience to stabilize the nation and its relationships with other countries. America needs a strong leader, reliable enough to re-gain the trust of the world, strong enough to withstand the attacks from its enemies, shrewd enough to maintain its hegemony over the world.

So what better way than to have two presidents for the price of one? By voting Clinton, you not only get the senator who guided New York through the darkness of September 11 but the famed Golden Boy that turned America into secure nation that enjoyed budget surpluses and an amazing economy – all of which the America of today needs desperately.

Having two for the price of one is unprecedented. It is a blessing, the obvious choice for a consumerist nation like the United States of America. I mean, who goes to Wal-Mart, sees a tub of Ben & Jerry’s labeled ‘Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!’ and walks away without it?

Okay, the last part was a joke and all of it was a one-sided exaggeration. Nevertheless, I firmly believe that Clinton is the best candidate for President because she is experienced, and is married to a man that has done much for the United States and the world. I rest my case.

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  • http://michaelpark.net Michael

    Whoever gets the seat, it’d a landmark case if you know what I mean.

  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    @Michael! Oh yeah, that’s for sure. A 1/2 black man or a woman. This is some monumental era.

  • http://www.kchblog.com Kathy

    Why does everyone say Obama’s so young? JFK was only 43 when he became President, and Obama turns 47 this year.

  • k

    oh! clinton! i support her too. i don’t really follow american politics, but she does seem to have a lot more sense and is more rational and level-headed. i don’t really know about obama so i can’t comment there, but i’m mostly, “oh bush please go away quick”.

  • http://simply-precious.net Simply Precious

    LOL, I actually don’t know who I’m going to vote for, but I was leaning towards Clinton. LOL. We’ll see…

  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    @Kathy

    I didn’t say he was young; I said he was inexperienced. This means that it’s not his age that’s the problem, it’s his political experience. Clinton was first lady/co-president before he was even involved in federal-level politics, thus he has had very little experience in foreign affairs – an area of concern for America today.

    Furthermore, by comparing ages of presidents and staking his eligibility based on the comparison is faulty logic. This logic rests upon the assumption that age has a positive correlation with experience and knowledge – which is not necessarily true as evidenced by the sleuth of young internet millionaires like Mark Zuckerberg.

    It would be wise to read the entry carefully before coming into your own conclusions.

    @K

    Oh yeah, Bush has gotta go. At this point, I couldn’t really care if Romney or McCain won. I just prefer Clinton to win, that’s all. :)

    @Simply Precious

    Good luck voting!! :)

  • http://www.teddy-o-ted.com teddY

    Hey Ivy, great post up there. Thanks for explaining why you’ve chosen to support Clinton, it really got me thinking. I’m not really into politics, since I’m really getting tired of wars that are waged with a stupid enough reason (remember who said they’re looking for weapons of mass destruction and found none?), controversies, sagas adn etc. I don’t understand the american political system as well, except the democracy part, that is :) I think that for Obama or Clinton, who ever wins, will be a landmark for US politics. One represents the suppressed community of a different skin colour which was ravaged by hatred and racial discrimination, the other represents the other gender which is always streotyped as the weaker sex. Both of them will bring about great changes, that’s for sure – but exactly what the effects of the changes will be, that’s important.

    The experience part, I second your opinion. Clinton has way more political experience than Obama – she’ve gone through almost the same thing when Bill Clinton was elected as president – at least she knows the ropes behind all those stuff. Obama is experienced as well, but he pales in comparison to Clinton. I’m not saying that Obama is inexperienced, since he has a fair share of political experience from his first year as a grassroot political leader. In this sense, Clinton seems to be the better candidate.

    No matter who wins, America will change for the better. That’s what I believe. Bush gotta go! He’s done way too much things that I personally can’t agree with, including the much unneccessary Iraq war and bills and etc.