Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Primaries going on

I have written quite a lot about the ongoing primaries on the blog at www.aip.nu. Unfortunately, my original dream scenario will never come true: Al Gore as the Democratic presidential nominee, running with Barack Obama as Vice Prez. When the election is won with an enlarged majority in Congress, Hillary Clinton becomes Majority leader in the Senate, with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

In this scenario, the best candidate would have become President, and with Obama as Vice Prez, it would have been a historic ticket. And with Clinton and Pelosi running the Congress on the Hill, the legislature would be in the hands of two strong and very competent women. You may say I’m a dreamer, but isn’t it a nice scenario.

OK, but with the situation we have know, I think the Democratic party has two awesome candidates in Clinton and Obama, but eventually I think Hillary Clinton will win. And she will face John McCain. But that is my guess for know, after the Michigan primary tonight we will know more about how the GOP-side is developing.

To be continued...



Blogger Daniel Mathisen said...

You're probably right about Hillary having the best chance of winning. Wouldn't count out Obama out of the race yet though, at least not before we've seen any primaries in the good ol' South.

On the Republican side it seems to be an almost all-open race, although I'd put my money on Mac. Would much rather see Romney as the GOP candidate, surely enabling a landslide for either Democratic nominee in November.

16/1/08 22:43  
Blogger Eric Sundström said...

I agree, especially what you are writing about the Republican side. The numbers still suggest that Obama is more electable than Hillary, but I think that will change in a few weeks due to all the talk about the US economy. When you make your mind up about the future, you are often asking for someone who will treat your wallet well and with experience.
But Obama is a really impressive candidate as well. What a race!

17/1/08 07:52  
Blogger Anna, Fair and True said...

I hope that Hillary wins too!

17/1/08 18:22  
Blogger Daniel Mathisen said...


Absolutely, Obama comes out shorthanded when it comes to experience, that's a given. It may be a lil risky to put a Junior Senator against a Vietnam vet as well. Hopefully the primaries will clear things up. But it's a good sign that both front-runners have policies closely aligned to the DLC, officially affiliated or not.

18/1/08 01:43  
Blogger Andreas said...


When it comes to you and predicting election outcomes here on the blog, we can only know one thing for sure. The outcome you predict won´t happen! :)

Therefore I bet Obama will make it to the top in the democratic race. However there is a good chance that the outcome will be decied at the convent, and that the final decision therefore will be in the hand of the superdelegates.

7/2/08 09:02  

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