Thursday, December 20, 2007

Still Undecided Part 2

With 2 weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, I am still undecided. I am seriously considering 3 candidates and hope to see all 3 once again before the caucuses. I think I have the same problem as Chris Bowers at Open Left does...

If it were possible to combine the Richardson Iraq policy and blogger outreach with the Obama activism and background with the Edwards advisors and rhetoric and with the Dodd leadership in the Senate, then we might have something. Maybe we would just have Russ Feingold, who I supported behind the scenes for nearly two years before the primary ever began. And maybe that is my problem: I had a clear-cut top choice for a very long time (like, from the day Kerry conceded to the day Feingold announced he wouldn’t run), and that person didn’t run. Or maybe my desires for the progressive movement have moved beyond something that any single individual could ever offer.


Check out Still Undecided Part 1

3 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

At least we can feel like there are a lot of positive qualities about all the candidates. I cycled through all those same exact candidates before finally settling on Edwards (in fact, I probably stymied many a staffer since I kept telling different campaigns I was supporting different people depending on where I was in the cycle :-)).

RF said...

I can relate to your dilemma. I was probably the first Iowan with a Mark Warner bumper sticker, and I'm still a little bitter he didn't run. I believe quite a few of us early Warner people ended up in the Obama camp, for obvious reasons.

Ben said...

I'm not sure Warner or Feingold canidacy would have drasticly changed the face of the field that much. The degree of difference between most of the democratic candidates is so small on most issues that it makes it difficult to pick a clear "favorite". Each candidate may have more strength in a certain area, but none of the alternatives is so lacking as to render them unqualified. The unfortunant (to me at least) byproduct of this is my choice seems to be coming down to a "likeablity" test. So I guess they should tell princint captains that there might be alot of "gut checks" they can influence on caucus night.