It's begun! Posturing and positioning for the 2008 presidential election. I have no choice but to begin with the Democrats being they made today's news.
Senator Barack Obama (Illinois) has declared his intentions to form an exploratory committee for a possible run for the United States presidency in 2008. As a newly elected senator and no experience to rely on, it seems to me a bit premature. Obama, who is currently the darling of the political world has yet to be tested as to his abilities to be president or for that matter, a United States senator. His liabilities are painfully obvious as well.
My thinking is that he is smart enough to use his sudden popularity to his advantage. My prediction is that like any politician, he will milk the opportunity until reality collides with fantasy, fold his cards and wait for the 2012 deal. There's a difference between political phenomenon and a serious candidate.
Senator Hillary Clinton (New York) is expected to begin moving toward her goals for 2008. Ms. Clinton has the political muscle and experience to warrant a serious run for President in 2008, but may lack the charm needed to identify with voters. Her liabilities are also obvious.
Former Senator John Edwards (North Carolina) has established himself as a solid candidate for 2008.
Hmmm ! Let's see, we have race and sex as possible new political tools. Let's see what else we can throw in this pot......
The Pictures: (1)Clinton and Obama; (2) If you combine the idea, you have my personal choice; (3) What the hell, let's go all the way; (4) Bad idea!............. (5) The last picture has nothing to do with today's pictures. It's just Benny..God bless you friend!
This Date In History: 1962; Chubby Checker tops the charts with "The Twist". 1977; Gary Gilmore becomes the first person executed by firing squad in Utah when the ban on capital punishment is lifted.
It's Wednesday and that means Karaoke Night at Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub. Warm up your voices with happy hour from 4-7 p.m. (drinks 2 for 1) with Karaoke beginning at 6 p.m. Sing in English or Spanish (either way, preferably in tune, but not mandatory). I'll be taking roll and slight tardiness and/or late excuses from your Doctor, or anyone for that matter, is acceptable. Dress code is wear clothes! Nudity is not accepted (except some instances, which will be decided on a case by case basis).
Birthdays: Benjamin Franklin (1706), Al Capone (1899), Muhammed Ali (1942), Jim Carrey (1962).
Question Of The Day: Who's your presidential nominee (Democrat or Republican) a) Hillary Clinton b) John McCain c) Barack Obama d) John Edwards e) Kermit the frog
The winner of the question of the day receives a six pack of Budweiser and a velvet lily pad. Ribbit !
That's it for today my froggy little politicians. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !