Good, solid reasons to support Obama over Clinton - Journal of Omnifarious
Feb. 22nd, 2008
08:58 am - Good, solid reasons to support Obama over Clinton
Basically, if you look at their records it's clear who has a broader and deeper range of legislative interests and who is better at gathering political will. I Refuse to Buy into the Obama Hype (now a supporter)
As for myself, I've been an Obama supporter for awhile, mostly because I like his rhetoric. I've never liked Hillary. I think she's a political opportunist who always picks the most politically expedient choice. I think she's a business-as-usual candidate.
Obama sells himself as someone who isn't. His rhetoric and the talks he gives are consistent with this view. I saw a talk he gave at Google, and while I didn't necessarily agree with his solutions since he's a Democrat and I'm libertarianish, I really liked that he saw that there was a real problem that needed solving. Particularly with his ideas about open government and using the Internet to foster greater citizen participation in government. He presented a consistent, clear picture of himself as someone who was committed to making real changes for the better in how our government operated.
I think we need someone who is not a business-as-usual candidate. I think we need someone like that very badly.
That being said, I was really pleased to read what I linked to above. Because despite all of Hillary Clinton's hype about having more experience, it's clear that Barack Obama both has a broader scope of legislative interests, and is more effective at implementing them than Hillary Clinton is. So the experience argument doesn't hold water.