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I See Presidential Candidates . . .

It seems like each person running for President gets a news cycle all of his or her own. This week, apparently, is Huckabee Week. I'm kind of divided about Huckabee. Don't get me wrong -- the thought that this man, who seems to understand the concept of "separation of church and state" even less than our current Fearless Leader, stands a good chance of becoming the Republican candidate next year is a thoroughly frightening one. But the question is: will the American people actually go for him, or will he make the Democrat look that much better by comparison?

(We're not even talking about Ron Paul. Really, Nixon displayed less paranoia.)

Given the way that large wodges of America are manipulated by Fox News and the Shrub, I have a sinking feeling that Huckabee is going to go far. It does depress me that my fellow countrypersons find attractive a man who runs with a TV ad that flashes the words "Christian Leader." It also depresses me that the country is apparently willing to seriously entertain questions about whether or not Mitt Romney's Mormon faith makes him a good candidate for national office. Mitt Romney is certainly not someone I'd want for President -- I lived in Massachusetts for a while when he was governor, and the man is an order of magnitude oilier than the latkes I made last night -- but the whole national questioning of his faith makes me mad. Didn't we already go through this with Kennedy?

Why should Huckabee have to emphasize his Christianity to be attractive? Why must Romney defend himself against accusations of being a member of a cult? Why must faith (or the lack thereof) even be an issue in the race for national office? You'd think we'd have learned from our latest experience, but nooooo . . . .

Comments

saadiira
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. And appologize if I kinda spammed up the place, but I get quite passionate about this particular issue. :)

-Dira-
frenchpony
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Ah, don't worry about it. I like your comments, and most anything is welcome here in Ancient Armenia.

Sorry I'm a little late getting back to you. A RL friend was having a hard time and needed to talk, and then I made and ate dinner, which was duck, and then I had to finish up with the duck stock I made from the carcass.
saadiira
Dec. 14th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
YAY! :) Thank you! And...well. Now you're making me hungry again. Mmmm. Duck. That's not easy to make well, and when it's good, oh my, is it good. (My duck story. The most recent duck to come into the house was a few months back, and it was a NUMMY dinner out leftover. I at least got the crispy skin, as the rest went to my kitty who's since passed. He had a true love for poultry, and apparently especially enjoyed DUCK. He got all the meat, after I pointed out to him that it was 'the chicken that swims...')

FULLY understand when a friend needs a friend, and hope that your friend is feeling better.

-Dira-
frenchpony
Dec. 14th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
What like to do with duck is skin it and chop it up into bite size morsels (I usually buy duck breasts for this, so Wednesday was my first time dissecting a whole duck), which I then stir fry in butter with onions, celery, green pepper, and mushrooms, to the accompaniment of soy sauce and garlic powder, the whole mess to be served over egg noodles. Delicious.

The friend is . . . not exactly better, but is somewhat more comforted. I think that's the best I can do for now.
saadiira
Dec. 19th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh. That sounds nummy. The very few times we've dealt with it, it was skin on, and baked/whatever until CRISPY, but juicy on the inside. Possibly covered with cherries or orange something.

Even if all you can offer is comfort, sometimes, that's a very big thing. Huggles.

-Dira-

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