I have been trying not to write about the upcoming presidential race; mainly because I have no say right now. Maybe once it gets closer to November (assuming we aren’t in a state of emergency) I will start to get more into it, but right now I really don’t care. When Hilary spread rumors about Obama being a Muslim, I rolled my eyes at the stupidity of our country, which gave her the ability to spread such a rumor. When she used the fear tactic by talking about the 3am phone call, I had the same reaction. I know she is a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a Republican who just happens to have a D after her name. However, when I saw her press conference the other day and heard what she said, it taught me that – despite the fact that I know about her disguise – she still has the ability to disgust and anger me at the same time. She said that if she is elected she will bring a lifetime of experience to the White House, which is fine; she is running on experience (like it’s automatically a good thing, forgetting that Bush has experience, Hitler had experience…) so that is what she’s using. The next two sentences out of her mouth are what did it; in sentence one she claimed that Senator McCain would also bring a lifetime of experience to the White House. That got my blood boiling a little bit, mostly because I feel that being a prisoner of war (while I probably wouldn’t survive it) does not equal experience; the homeless guy on the corner was probably also a POW. The final sentence, the nail in the coffin, the revealer, was “Senator Obama brings a speech he gave in 2004.” Did she really say that? Is she really supporting the other parties’ nomination for president over a progressive candidate from her own party? Is she really dirty enough to ignore Obama’s years of organizing work, time in the Illinois State Senate, time in the US Senate, and vote against the war? Does she think that her experience – or, even worse, McCain’s experience – outweighs that? Does she think that a tinier, grayer George Bush who wants to keep troops in Iraq for 100 years and “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” is a better choice for President than someone who supposedly shares her beliefs in almost everything? Are there actually people in this country who call themselves progressives, liberals, or Democrats who say they want change, who claim to be against the war, that can truly support this woman? While I am hoping for some kind of revolution that saves us from these choices (because while I believe Obama is better than Clinton and McCain combined, I still think he’s part of the status quo), right now, while faced with the reality of Obama vs Clinton, I will be putting all my powers and free time behind Mr. Obama.