Thursday, January 17, 2008

Process of Elimination

More than a few people I know have expressed their election-year decision-making in terms like this, from Professor Bainbridge:

Mike Huckabee joins Mitt Romney on my personal list of candidates for whom I would not vote even if the only alternative is Hillary Clinton (in which case I’ll just sit home and complain).

Hillary is the known commodity (which means, people know what they think and feel about her). You consider the other candidates, give them time to either make a case or make an ass of themselves, and then when you discover how much you dislike about each one, you hold him up to the template: "Him or Hillary?"

Except some people I know actually would go out and vote for Hillary if it came to that.