So far, this Presidential election has been one of the most entertaining we've ever had. I usually yawn through the primaries and don't pay much attention until the conventions are over and the real campaign begins. But there has never been an election in which a woman and a black man were pitted against each other for their party's nomination.
I've been following the primaries this year and am waiting to see if the results of the voting in Texas and Ohio next week will determine the Democratic candidate or if it will drag on into Pennsylvania's primary on April 22. Usually by the time Pennsylvania gets around to voting, the choice is apparent and our state merely adds a nod to what other states have already done.
Since the Republican candidate is already apparent, the show has now boiled down to watching the two Democrats slug it out. Both of them have some liberal ideas I do not agree with, but if I had to choose between Clinton or Obama, I would take Obama. We've had enough years of Clintons in the White House, for one thing. And for another, women do not belong in leadership. God designed men to be the leaders and women to be their helpers. We create problems when we mess with that order. Yes, England has had a Queen for 50 years, but she is mostly a figurehead and the (male) Prime Minister is actually the leader.
I'm not an educated person or a political analyst, but I am going to stick my neck out and make a few predictions. Time will tell if my gut feelings are right or wrong.
1. If Clinton loses her bid for her party's nomination, she will whine that she was treated unfairly because of her gender. If that happens, I will say "hogwash." If she was running against a white man, that complaint might hold more water. But she is running against a man who is also setting a precedent. The Democratic playing field is level. There are no "traditional" players in the game.
2. The Democratic candidate (whoever that is) will win the election in November. The economic situation is being blamed on the Republican administration---never mind the fact that the government has operated on deficit spending for decades. And don't tell people their personal financial mess is their own fault because of improper credit card spending. If you spend more than you earn year after year, eventually you will go broke. The same is true for the government---which has no money of its own but only what the citizens give it. Nevertheless, people want things to change and will look to a Democrat to solve their problems.
Now I'm going to sit back and see what happens. I won't lose my job or my reputation if I am wrong on either of these predictions.