It seems that politics is the primary topic on message boards these days, so it's only logical that we start there. For the record, I am a registered Republican, but I am a moderate Republican. I have voted for Chuck Schumer for Senator and I have voted for George Bush for President. Does that mean I love Schumer or Bush? Of course not, it simply means that at that moment in time, they were who I believed to be the superior candidate in their respective races.
Speaking of the presidency, is there, or has there ever been, a candidate that invokes such emotion as Hillary Clinton? Not that I have been around for centuries, but since I've been following politics, I have never seen a candidate that is either so beloved or so bemoaned as the former First Lady.
For me, as a Republican, I was not overly enamored with Bill Clinton. But, as I try to be objective, I know that he did a pretty decent job in the White House. Conversely, I do not believe that Bush is as evil is the media makes him out to be. The fact is that this country is a safer country with George Bush at the helm than it would have been with John Kerry. Do I agree with every facet of the Iraqi war? Absolutely not, but answer this question: Has this country been attacked since 9/11? Of course the answer is no.
Would I prefer to see the $800,000,000,000+ that has been spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan be reinvested in our country? That's not an easy answer. Obviously it would seem to be, but the $64,000 question is: What price are you willing to put on your personal safety and security?
Again, I'm not saying I support the war or that I am opposed to the war. What I am saying is that are in fact two sides to every issue, and civil discourse is a good thing.
Back to Hillary. As I said previously, I am not a fan of hers, but it amazes me how passionate people are about her. If you're a Hillary supporter, please share with us what you believe she brings to teh table as a candidate and why you believe she would be a good President. If you are not a Hill fan, please feel free to jump in as well.