Jan 312008
 

I watched the Republicans debate last night and I watched the Democrats debate tonight. The difference was night and day. Last night we witnessed an argument amongst immature and egotistic children. Tonight we witnessed a discussion between adults.

It is difficult to select a winner in tonight’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I think Mrs. Clinton appeared a bit more comfortable and more sure of her answers than Mr. Obama. It was abundantly clear which of them has more experience being in the public eye. Mr. Obama, at times, appeared just a little too eager (and perhaps a bit desperate) to accentuate the differences between himself and Mrs. Clinton. I don’t think either of them won over any of the other’s ardent supporters this evening. If anybody was honestly sitting on the fence, tonight’s debate may have tipped them in Mrs. Clinton’s direction.

I believe the clear winner tonight was the Democratic party. As I stated at the beginning of this post, the difference between the candidates of the two parties became so apparent tonight. It is clear beyond doubt that the next President of the United States with either be Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. There is not a candidate on the Republican side who can hold a candle to either of them.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, January 31, 2008
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, January 31, 2008

I can honestly say that I will be proud to whole-heartedly support whichever candidate ultimately wins the Democratic nomination, be it Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, and I will proudly cast my vote for that person in November.

(CNN was a bit amateurish in their production of the debate. Twice they came back from commercial to find the one of the candidates in the middle of an answer and it was clear that Wolf Blitzer’s assignment was to create contention between the candidates. I had to laugh when they showed a shot outside the Kodak Theater and there, amongst all the Clinton and Obama signs and supporters, was a huge banner with Ron Paul’s name on it. Despite all that, both Senator Obama and Senator Clinton gave outstanding and laudable performances.)

Jan 312008
 

Picture of the day:

Vice President Giuliani, Secretary of State Schwarzenegger, President McCain
Vice President Giuliani, Secretary of State Schwarzenegger, President McCain

The real story:

Schwarzenegger Endorses John McCain

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Sen. John McCain in the Republican presidential race on Thursday, praising him as an extraordinary leader who can reach across the political aisle to get things done.

McCain predicted a “flood of endorsements across this country from both liberals and conservatives” would soon come his way as he tries to take command of the nominating fight after a bruising series of early primaries and caucuses.

“I won a Republican-only primary in the state of Florida but I also have been able to gain the support of independents, as well, which is vital to winning a national election,” he said.

McCain and his principal remaining rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, square off in 21 primaries and caucuses next week with more than 1,000 delegates at stake.

At a news conference, Schwarzenegger said McCain has the national security credentials to do the job, and is a “crusader against wasteful spending.”

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also attended the event, one day after he dropped out of the race and threw his support behind his longtime friend.

Right wing heads are exploding all across this great land and I am loving every minute.

Jan 312008
 

Don’t forget that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will have their first one-on-one debate tonight at 8 pm ET (7 pm CT) on CNN.

One of them will be the next President of the United States.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

In other news, reports are circulating that the Obama campaign raised over $32 million in the month of January. That’s just over one million dollars per day. Not bad.