By Peter Szekely
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Being female or black is less of a liability for U.S. presidential candidates than being over 72, Mormon, twice-divorced or a cigarette smoker, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll issued on Tuesday.
With the 2008 presidential race featuring perhaps the most diverse field of White House contenders ever, the poll showed being a woman or an African American carries the least amount of negative baggage.
The poll, which isolated attributes of some candidates but did not ask about any, may be good for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the only woman running, bad for Sen. John McCain, who turns 72 in August 2008 and mixed for Sen. Barack Obama, the only black candidate and a smoker who says he's quit.
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What's wrong with being a Mormon or a smoker? Hmmmm... Just asking...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | 0 Comments
Please don't think that I am asking this to be racist or whatever. At this point, I'm just a little bit skeptical... like thinking, can this man really do this? Or can this woman do this? As of now I'm undecided. And again, please don't think there is any malice in my question.
I'm ready to vote for a "cleaner" more decent presidential candidate though.
I don't care what color they are. Color is a negligible factor - cultural, intellectual, and moral factors are more important to me.
However, we cannot deny the fact that racism is still very much alive and well in America. No matter now much people would like to think we have moved past all that it certainly is not true. I hope we can get past this racism against women and blacks, because both are as capable of running this country as any one we have had and better than some we have already elected.
Friday, February 23, 2007 | 0 Comments
Here's the list of those who officially announced that they're running for president and filed with the FEC.
- Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (Campaign Site)
- Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut (Campaign Site)
- Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina (Campaign Site)
- Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska (Campaign Site)
- Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio (Campaign Site)
- Senator Barack Obama of Illinois (Campaign Site)
- Former Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa (Campaign Site)
- Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas (Campaign Site)
- John H. Cox of Illinois (Campaign Site)
- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York (Exploratory Committee)
- Representative Duncan Hunter of California (Campaign Site)
- Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts (Campaign Site)
- Michael Charles Smith of Oregon (Campaign Site)
- Steve Kubby of California (Campaign Site)
- George Phillies of Massachusetts (Campaign Site)
- Christine Smith of Colorado (Campaign Site)
- Doug Stanhope of Arizona (Campaign Site)
Thursday, February 22, 2007 | 2 Comments
haha...there's nothing politically correct, or politically wrong in this intro. There's nothing even political in it. I don't want to talk about politics and worst, I know nothing about it. argggh... So why read this blog when the author is dumb-pretending-to-be-a-political-analyst? Well, you see, that's the beauty of it. Sometimes, people who knew nothing say the right words...hehe...I'm just defending my self here. :D
By the way, I don't want to be a president someday....
so much for my politically correct intro.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | 0 Comments