Bush is a big fat cheater. Will Obama or Clinton do the honorable thing?

05 Mar 2008 11:21 pm
Posted by: Krista

If politics is a game, then Bush is a big fat cheater. Now, this on its own isn’t news to anyone. But what I find interesting is that I’m seeing something in the Democrats race that I saw in the 2000 Gore vs. Bush race. In 2000, Bush had an opportunity to take the noble road and bow out of the race. The honorable thing would have been for him to say, “You know, I didn’t win the popular vote, and there were some shady dealings going on in Florida. I can’t in good conscience ascend to the Presidency.” If Bush had done that, we’d all think he was a good guy. But instead we think he’s a — well, that’s not the point, let’s just call him the cheater he is. (I hope you noticed my choice of words with “ascend to,” although that’s probably not in Bush’s vernacular and it might have been more appropriate to say “steal.”)

Moving on.

Now I’m taking a good look at the Democratic Presidential Primary – not that I haven’t been doing that for months – and I’m ready to unite behind our candidate because I’m a believer in solidarity. But which one? I don’t see Clinton conceding, and I don’t want Obama to concede. I also don’t want to see Democrats battling each other for the next few months. This could be the chance for either Clinton or Obama to do the honorable thing and give us one candidate – or ticket – to stand behind. On one hand, I want one of them to say, “We fought the good fight, but the country can’t take four years of McBush. Let’s get to work on winning this Presidency instead of hashing it out over the Democratic nomination.” On the other hand, I can see hashing it out for three more months as free publicity for both candidates.

Having said that, this is still the most exciting race I’ve watched. Why would anyone want it to end?


  1. Comment by Dana on March 6, 2008 6:47 am

    I see no reason for either one to bow out. There are 10 states and 2 territories who have not voted. The longer we have a contested primary the more people are involved in the process and that is a great thing. The longer the dems battle it out the more we are in the media. McCain now campaigns but it is unevetnful. Just relax and enjoy the process.

  2. Comment by VWgal on March 6, 2008 5:53 pm

    At first I too was nervous about McCain having all this “campaign time” without the Democratic Party having a Candidate… but I now believe that this process will be good. Why should either bow out? They are both running successful races at this point and I agree with Dana that this is a process and the voters in the states that still have yet to primary or caucus should continue to have a say.

  3. Comment by Krista on March 6, 2008 10:58 pm

    My thoughts about one of them bowing out were because of the delegate situation and the unlikelihood of either of them getting the required number of delegates without something drastic happening. I would never suggest any state shouldn’t get a chance to vote or caucus.

    A concession would mean we could unite behind one person instead of them battling each other. The republicans are going to throw everything they can at us; we don’t need to give them more ammunition. I can just see that 3am Clinton ad being used against her.

    Anyway, it was just one of those thoughts I had during my long commute and thought I’d share :)

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