Thursday, April 26, 2007

First Democratic "Debate"

The Democratic candidates had their first "debate" on MSNBC tonight. (Isn't it kind of early to be having debates for a an election that is a year away??) Anyway, I was not too impressed with any of the leading candidates. The only two candidates that seemed real and honest were Kucinich and Gravel. I never heard of Gravel until tonight, I like him. He was angry (justifiable since he was ignored) and he showed something most Americans feel right now--he was mad as hell! He was mad a Bush/Cheney and their lies and crimes. He was mad the the Democrats for being talking out of both sides of their faces on the war. And in the most embrassing moment for progressive Demcrats, when candidates were asked who supported Kucinich's proposal to impeach Cheney, no one raised their hands (didn Gravel? I don't remember). Gravel made Kucinish seem more "mainstream," but I have to say that Kucinich is the only real "progressive" Democratic presidential candidate and he gets my vote in the primary. While I will support the eventual nominee (probably HIillary, god help us) and think any of them would be better than Bush or the Republican candidate, Kucinich is the best choice based on the issues and his positions on the War, Impeachment, and gay rights. He is the only one that supports marriage equality and doesn't hide behind "civil unions," though that issue was not discussed much. He may look funny, but he is the most attractive Democratic candidate on the ISSUES.

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Blogger merben said...

I noticed that the front runners of the Democratic candidates for the 2008 presidential race were favored over the rest. Some of them were given less time to talk and were given less questions. Mike Gravel was a victim of this unfairness. Nevertheless, I found the debate helpful because it gave me more information about the candidates. I'm now looking forward to the Republican candidates' debate. i hope that it will be just as exciting.

Friday, April 27, 2007 3:18:00 PM  

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