Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vote 2008!

I can’t remember when the race for the White House has been this entertaining. Everybody and their grandmother is tuning in to this one! Who needs Sports TV or Cable TV, when local and national news broadcast such an attractive ball-by-ball account of the men and woman vying to become the next President of the United States of America.

As Vote 2008! moved pass Super Tuesday, presidential hopefuls dwindled down to three front runners and a striving guitar strumming politician who might need to play a different tune. Political rhetoric is on the rise as the remaining candidates seek ways to discredit their rivals. Tension is starting to build, but these tenacious candidates are seemingly not going anywhere until…the fat lady sings.

For the Republicans:

Arizona Senator, John McCain, a pro-life, war veteran who supports the troops in Iraq, and the No Child Left Behind Act. Sounds good for the White House? Well, how does this sound? Chuck Norris thinks that McCain might be too old for the White House. He fears that McCain might not be able to handle the pressures of the White House at age 72. I have news for you, Chuck. McCain was recently accused of having sexual relations with a lobbyist. Now that makes him White House ready! But, hold up McCain…let’s make this clear. You got nothing on Bill Clinton!

Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee. Yes, we might as well include him in the line-up, since he’s hanging-in for political principle, perhaps. He’s the guitar strumming politician who basically believes that all Americans need a tax break. YEAH for Huckabee!! But, if he really needs to use a guitar to try to convince America to vote for him, he needs a Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones campaign endorsement.

For the Democrats:

Illinois Senator, Barack Obama, an advocate for affordable healthcare, one who Delaware Senator, Joe Biden describes as, “The first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” If you ask me, Biden needs to become more socially aware. Nonetheless, Obama was recently accused of political plagiarism by democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. He dismissed the accusation by saying, “What we shouldn’t be doing is tearing each other down, we should be lifting the country up.” He’s right about that!

Former First Lady and New York Senator, Hillary Clinton, a woman who’s been criticized for her lack of emotions. She advocates for healthcare reform and hopes to be the woman to wear the “pantsuit” in the White House. However, as it stands, Clinton needs her pantsuit and a huge win if she hopes to make it to the White House. It will take not only a village, but a few states, and a horse’s shoe for Clinton to make a strong comeback.

As the race for the White House heightens, only one thing is certain, the next candidate to become the President of the United States will make history. Who will it be?
Will it be:
· Senator McCain, the war veteran, likely to be the first oldest elected President of the United States?
· Senator Clinton, the pantsuit pioneer, likely to be the first female President of the United States?
· Senator Obama, the man with the funny name, likely to be the first African-American President of the United States?
· Or, former Governor Huckabee, the strumming stringer, likely to be the first presidential candidate to not quit while taking a huge nose dive?

The delegates are stacking up for both Democratic and Republican candidates, but it is the super delegates who will hold the power of a “wild card” for only the Democratic candidates. Who will win the race for the White House? Tune in to find out. But before you grab your popcorn and soda, don’t forget to…Vote 2008!

Copyright © 2008 Denrique Preudhomme

6 comments:

Pat Arnold said...

Witty political re-cap of a campaign season that's had more than its share of levity!

Minnie E. Miller said...

You ask: As the race for the White House heightens, only one thing is certain, the next candidate to become the President of the United States will make history.

IMO, this is debatable.

A split in the AA community could throw the presidency to McCain and to me that is not history. That is the same-old-same-old. Make no mistake he stands by Bush's proposals, laws and issues. Enough! Listen to him well.

Senator Clinton, the pantsuit pioneer, likely to be the first female President of the United States?

She is becoming desparate, screaming her way through issues. She also knows Congress and they know her. That could deadlock issues, again, for another four years. Can we afford that?

Senator Obama, the man with the funny name, likely to be the first African-American President of the United States?

The tall, lean guy with the big ears, as he calls himself, offers a ray of hope for America. We are slowly going down the drain with the rest of the world. Our allies are tired of Bush's stubborn stance on the "war," America's debts to China, and the weakening of the dollar. Obama's newness may stop the drain long enough to correct some of the major wrongs committed by Bush. Make no mistake, they will kick his skinny butt in the first 4 years, if elected. I love that he is fresh and that's a very good thing.

I look forward to a race between Obama and McCain. IMHO, that, in the AA and middle-income communities, is a winner for Obama.

Former Governor Huckabee, the strumming stringer, likely to be the first presidential candidate to not quit while taking a huge nose dive?

This is a wildcard as they say in poker--maybe a one in a million chance. The chances of him being pitted against a democrat is very small. McCain would have to be discredited before November. But...who knows what's in the making, only the devil knows.

This is indeed an exciting time in politics. Change is in the air and that's a damn good thing.

Don said...

Huckabee is now wasting his time.

I support Obama. I like the possible change in the perception of America which his victory would give.

Hillary, no comment. But if she won the democratic nomination, I'd vote for her simply because I do not want to see McCain call the shots.

Yvonne S. said...

I think that we are all ready for a change. Enough said.....

Yvonne S.

a'laina said...

I have to admit, I haven’t been as excited about the Presidential race since Bill Clinton.
Thinking out loud, I often ask myself would Obama receive the same support if he was a woman of color.

Monica "Dr. Moe" Anderson said...

Denn,
This is your most thought provoking and insightful column ever. Not only is it well crafted, but it is extremely clever. You demonstrate an impressive knowledge of the candidates public persona. One can only hope their platforms eventually become as crystal clear. Kudos for a job well done. I'm not a fortune teller but I think I see the beginning of a career in political satire.???Hmmmmm
mOe
www.drmoeanderson.com