And was there any doubt that she wouldn’t?

In case you missed the big announcement. Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) announced her intentions to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2008 Presidential race.

At the moment, the pundits are picking HRC to win the nomination. Obama doesn’t have the fundraising potential that the HRC machine does, and not enough experience in government. HRC has Bill, but all the baggage to go along with it. So who’s it going to be?

To be honest with you, I do think the United States is ready for the first woman or first black president. Just not either of these two.

I’ve already mentioned my opposition to HRC in previous posts (here, here, and here) for various reasons. Her history in politics and her actions as First Lady leave much to be desired (don’t break the china – it’s going to New York with me…)

Obama rose from law professor to state senator to United States senator in less than a decade. He is the only African-American now serving in the Senate and only the third since Reconstruction. Is he attractive to voters? Yes, but two years in the US Senate may not be enough experience for some of the hard-core Democrats who feel that Obama may not be the right person to toe the party line. But then again, this just might be what the Democrats need to get their act together.

Only time will tell…

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