Friday, February 23, 2007

2008 Election

Yes, I'm back. For how long and how often will I post, I can't say. Just enjoy me while you can...

So, I hate to even bring this up because the election cycle/coverage/discussion is WAY too long and it pains me to be even a small part of that. But as I was driving to work this morning, listening to a right-wing (of course) talk show host giddy over the "Clinton-Obama" feud, it got me to thinking about this....

Who was the last "sitting" Senator elected President? If memory serves, it was JFK. And before him...? I have no idea and I don't want to find the answer on the internet. Guesses?

I've read/heard various discourses on why Senators traditionally do not get elected to the highest office, yet they seem to be the majority of the candidates. And in looking ahead to 2008, I would think that most pundits would agree that as of today, the winner will come from either Clinton, Obama or McCain. History (and who can argue against that), however tells us that it will NOT be a "sitting" Senator. So among those who have declared who are not Senators, who would that front-runner be? I'm glad to be able to say that while I know there are more than 3 declared candidates, I can only name 4 (the 4th is John Edwards). So, my fellow SSJ's, who is the non-Senator front-runner? I'm sure you 2 have been keeping up with this....

1 comment:

amy said...

As a Liberal Democrat, I would love to see Dennis Kucinich in the white house, but considering he has little or to put it bluntly, no chance at all for the 2008 presidential race, I would like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, our country needs healthcare for everyone, not just the richest and poorest.