It just occurred to me today...by 2008, there's every chance that the next leader of the world's greatest superpower is either going to be a woman or a black man.
Either would be firsts in the U.S. of A.
And I, for one, am ecstatic about the possibilities as perhaps the worst American president ever, George W., stumbles and bumbles his way as a lame duck through his final two years.
With the Democrats' upswing in the recent Congressional elections and Bush shooting himself in the foot yet again on Iraq, there seems little doubt that the Dems will win in 2008.
And the two most high-profile Democratic candidates and favourites have now declared: Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
If the Republicans even run for president, Sen. John McCain seems to be the fave.
If the U.S. suffers another major terrorist attack, for example, the Reflublicans, seen by most Americans as the party to go to war with, might gain strength.
But all things being equal, I believe most people inside and outside America believe a Democrat will win in 2008.
If it's Clinton, she'd be the first female president (she could exile Bill to Iran as ambassador).
If Obama wins, he'd be the first black person to live in the White House (ooh, can you imagine the jokes about that...).
Personally, I'm rejoicing at either prospect and I'm thinking that after Bush, Homer Simpson could win the presidency and do a better job than Dubya, so either of these two would be brilliant.
While I personally am rooting for Obama, it should be noted there are many other candidates out there. I've included some of them below.
As part of an informal Blogger poll, please indicate who you would vote for and why. You've heard of exit polls. These are entrance polls, two years in advance.
So Obama is A, Clinton is B and McCain is C.
The rest are labelled as follows. If you'd like another candidate to enter the race, please assign your own letter to them as you vote. Please note also that Dubya is not an option.
He will have somehow already managed to serve the maximum two terms.
THE "OTHER" CANDIDATES
D. A baboon baby
**Homo Escapeons: 4 (Keshi, MJ, KJ, Taz)
Hillary Rodham Clinton: 4 (Brian, Anna, Ms. Val, Laurie)
Barack Obama: 3 (WW, Menchie, Dinahmow)
Baby Baboon: 3 (Aidan, Stace, Laura)
Marvin the Martian: 2 (Lee, Homo Escapeons)
Within Without: 2 (Awaiting, Ziggi)
Russ Feingold: 1 (Tidalgrrrl)
Pepe LePew: 1 (Andrea)
John McCain: 0
**Votes cast under anonymous by an unidentifiable blogger -- and most particularly by people with the initials HE -- have been and will be disqualified.
By Order of the President and executed by the U.S. Voting Commission