This isn’t a political blog, but…

…comments like this one from Anderson Cooper’s blog just make me wonder what people are thinking. This is in answer to the question, “Have you decided for whom you are going to vote in the 2008 presidential election?”

Hillary has won my vote! She is the smartest woman I know and I think it is about time we get a woman running this country! Men have been in charge far too long and look at the mess our country is in. If the country seriously wants change I think Hillary is the only one that can make it happen.

It’s not so much the choice of candidate here as the reasoning. I understand that being smart is a good trait to have if you are going to be President, but honestly, what does the level of intelligence have to do with it? Should we simply administer an IQ test to each candidate and pick them that way? And what on earth does gender have to do with it? Should we just pick a candidate based on the least similarities to the office-holders for the last 10, 15, 20 years?

How about picking a candidate who has the best ideas, the greatest likelihood of improving the country, and the greatest commitment for executing the Constitution (which is, after all, what the President’s job is)? If you think that’s Hillary, then vote for her, but vote for the right reasons for goodness’ sake.


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