Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday!!!

It's indicative of the world-wide havoc and devastation wreaked by the Bush administration that this year's presidential nomination race is generating so much interest outside the US. Even our own CBC has all-day coverage of Super Tuesday.

Extreme right Republicans are staging a "McCain Mutiny", crying about "the end of Conservatism" should the moderate McCain win the Republican nomination. "I'll vote for Hillary!!" screeches Coulter. "It's Super Doomsday!" squeals Rush. Little wonder -- in the world of Limbaugh and Coulter, division and hostility is the currency. Without it they're bankrupt.

The Democratic nomination is a closer race. I have long been ambivalent about the winner -- any Democrat is preferable to the monsters that have occupied the White House for the last 7 years. I always liked Hillary until that vote to go to War in Iraq, and I've held it against her ever since. Obama voted against going to Iraq -- a point in his favour.

But on the highways and byways of politics and the world stage, while Obama is a sleek and speedy Kawaski Ninja, Hillary's a strong and solid Harley Superglide. The Ninja wins on the flats, but it's the Harley torque machine that glides effortlessly over the hills, of which there are many on this particular track. And I suppose that's my endorsement.

UPDATE: Read Zerb