4am…

Ah, the inevitable follow-up on my previous post It’s 3am….

Thanks to a youtuber and digg we now have this 2004 speech where Bill Clinton was campaigning with John Kerry:

Turns out, even in the past Bill hurts Senator Clinton’s campaign.

For those without flash or too lazy to watch yet paradoxically not lazy enough to not read:

Now one of Clinton’s laws of politics is this:

If one candidate’s trying to scare you and the other one’s trying to get you to think;
if one candidate’s appealing to your fears and the other one’s appealing to your hopes,
you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope, that’s the best.

Now, no offense to Obama supporters, but I’m shakily supporting him at this point. I think he does say some good things and has had a better record than most. But I’m still a bit skeptical. That said, I’m willing to give him a shot, and unless I see some good reasons he’ll be getting my vote in November.

Good reasons do not include not putting his hand over his heart, his middle name, dressing in native garb, etc.

Good reasons would include another candidate throwing his or her support behind mainstream public transportation in the USA, actually proposing a good universal healthcare plan (for the record I think both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama got this wrong), proposing a space-race to energy independence that doesn’t involve subsidizing idiotic, non-green (I’m looking at you Ethanol) solutions. Also, supporting broadband development across the country.

Good reasons are basically the giant mountain of opportunity and economy that is sitting on our front door while the politicians ignore it. This nation and this planet still have so much untapped potential and yet we’re stuck in this stupor of fear and lethargy. Obama’s the closest candidate to anti-Lotus pills at this point, and given that he’s the only mainstream candidate that fits that bill, I’ll probably be sticking with him.