Saturday, December 29, 2007

Early Spring?

Oddly enough, it's a balmy 58 degrees with rain and thunder here at the Delaware shore this morning. Of course, that's not the norm for December 29th.

I make no secret of the fact that I am a huge Hillary fan...

I don't know how much more of this buffoon

the country or the world can take.

The main reason that I'm not supporting Obama is his real lack of experience which he, and the media frankly, keep trying to downplay. It's important right now. Extremely important.

Now, this may be a weak analogy, but here goes anyway. Say I were to go away for a couple of weeks, and I had to choose between two people to watch my home and tend to my cats while I was away. Basically, I'm handing over power of my little world to someone temporarily and I have to be able to TRUST them to make the right decisions about my home while I'm away.

One potential house sitter has had quite a bit of EXPERIENCE house sitting and taking care of other people's pets. They're more mature with a no-nonsense attitude and have a long track record of house sitting and house sitting well. The other potential sitter has very little or no experience house sitting. He is a good speaker and certainly charismatic, but he keeps insisting that what I need is a change of the "old" ways. When I ask him about experience, he simply keeps stating that I should trust him to do the best job, simply because he has a fresh approach, or so he says, at house sitting. He wants me to simply trust in this fresh approach and not ask too many questions.

In fact, when I start to show a bit of indecision, rather than speak to me more about problem solving and practical experience as the first potential house sitter does, he informs me in a passive aggressive manner that if I don't choose him that I will never have another opportunity to do so, because if I don't pick him now, he will never make himself available to house sit for me again. Ever.
(Click here to read what I'm referring to)

Now, I don't know about you, but that last comment by the potential house sitter would have been viewed as childish and immature. Guess who I'm going to pick to house sit? Now what if the house that were speaking about is the White House and we're speaking about the next 4 to 8 years? And what if you were handing over control of such house with a massive sever storm brewing outside? Hmmmm...

Maybe it's not such a bad analogy after all.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Usually I agree with you - but I think you are way off here. I truly like Hillary, and if she gets the nomination, she'll get my vote. But I think Obama has more experience "watching houses" than you are giving him credit for. I don't see the passive aggressive either. He simply says this is the time for him to run. Being a parent, I get where he is coming from. We have made some decisions like that in our own lives - OK I have not run for president... But we have done things that have been very disruptive to our life and our children’s life knowing that for us it was now or never. As to the Clinton's, frankly the country could do without the divisive drama they seem to attract. I know plenty of pain in the ass republicans who say they could get behind Obama. Isn't that what our country needs -somebody we can all look to again to LEAD? Maybe the right approach is to get rid of all of the "experience" and get people in government who will actually fix the problems instead of stir up the water some more. Whatever happens, let’s just hope and pray the country gets behind either one – what will we do if Mitt Romney get elected? Move to Canada… Sorry Mike – you can tell me to get my own blog.