I just finished watching the debates and usually what I do after these things is turn off the tv and write my thoughts.
Overall I found the debate unifying for the democratic party. No huge cheap shots in either direction, but more of “my opponent is a great candidate” and “Bush and McCain are evil.”
I think with so many people voting for both of them, they will just have to do the dream ticket thing. I got the feeling the two of them know something we don’t know. That’s my impression from their behavior toward each other tonight.
Clinton did not appear desperate or grasping in any way. She seemed confident. Her explanation of their differences on universal health care was long overdue.
Obama has to know hers is better, he admits prices for health insurance goes down if more people pay into the system, he said so when he talked about why he would force all parents to buy it for their children.
Now I see more than ever why exactly Obama appeals to younger people, especially those without children. He would let them escape paying into the system during the healthy years when they also don’t have assets to protect and can “risk” getting a half million dollar hospital bill that they will never have to pay.
I have a problem with rounding up votes that way. You are either for universal coverage or not.
So, if there will be a dream ticket, who should be the presidential candidate? I say Obama because that will keep people from wondering if Bill Clinton were running the White House.
For that reason, I may vote for Obama. But I’d have to do a whole lot of hoping and whole lot of believing in the dream ticket idea.
Early voting began this week in Texas, but I’m going to wait until the last day to vote and then caucus that evening. Especially since this race is so close. We get to vote twice in Texas, so each vote is like a half a vote. I could vote for one in the primary and the other in the caucus. Or stay home.