Thursday, May 1, 2008

I Changed My Mind

I want Hillary to win the Democratic nomination.

I know you have questions. First, why aren't I writing as much? I'm busy at work, so whatever internet web log entry I slap together is going to be quick and dirty. Second, you're probably wondering why I changed my mind after so eloquently expressing my desire for Obama to win.

Well, this may come as a shock to you, but I don't have to defend myself. I'm like Juror #7 (Jack Walden) in 12 Angry Men. I'm sick of all the talking. That's right, you heard me. I've had enough.

You're probably all, "Who tells you that you have the right to play like this with a man's life? Don't you care? Don't you have the guts to do what you think is right?"

No, I don't care. I just want it to end. And right now, I'd rather hear about Whitewater than Jeremiah Wright.

I remember sitting in the Democratic caucus a few months ago and hearing several people say, "We have two great candidates..." No, we don't. We have two deeply flawed candidates, at least in terms of being electable. What kind of "great" candidates would be dead even with a garden gnome who's basically running for George W. Bush's third term?

Here's an analogy. Imagine your favorite book is being made into a movie, you're in charge of casting, and you have a limited number of choices:

The Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield
- Keanu Reeves (Hillary)
- Ashton Kutcher (Obama)
- Corey Feldman (McCain)

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet
- Sarah Jessica Parker (Hillary)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt (Obama)
- Madonna (McCain)

The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins
- Freddie Prinze Jr. (Hillary)
- Rob Schneider (Obama)
- Steven Segal (McCain)

Do you pick? Or do you just walk away?