Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Why Hillary and Obama suck.

Happened to see the Fiery democratic debates last night where Hillary and Obama took turns attacking each other for everything I once liked about both of them, and busy backpedaling about their past statements.

I liked both because both have said in the past that they believed in bipartisanship and in taking the best ideas from both sides of the aisle. In Clinton this is seen in Clintonian triangulation and her support for the Iraq war. In Obama, this was the heart of his rhetoric and the main point (from the excerpts I read) of the audacity of hope.

In the debate, they both attacked each other on these points, and both quickly retracted their past statements, both adamantly insisting that ALL Republicans are bad!

Argh. Of course this is simply the nature of the primary process, and Downsian shifting to the median primary voter, but still pisses me off.

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