Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Presidential Election - 2008

The 2008 Presidential Election is a ways off but many people are putting forward their hopes, dreams, and predictions. Since people have been asking for thoughts on the issue, lets look at potential candidates.

Before I do that however, let me just say this: I think it is way too early to tell much. Although I'm not too much of a sports person, it seems like a correlation can be drawn between calling a game two years before it happens with predicting the results of an election two years before it happens. There is always a possibility your team won't even make it to the Super Bowl or the World Series.

With that said, let's look at the possibilities beginning with the Republican presidential potentials.

While there is still much talk of Condi Rice running for president in 08, it is highly doubtful that she will run. Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani has been the talk of many since the World Trade Center Attack as a probable 08 Candidate. However, he is un-liked by many conservatives for his weak position on some issues such as abortion.

Colin Powel doesn't seem to have much influence with party leaders and political top dogs.

John McCain, who is also not liked by many conservatives for his positions on issues close to conservatives, appears to be the strongest candidate at this point. He seems to be in the best position to run for the Republican ticket as of right now.

Newt Gingrich seems to be a possible candidate as well and, if he runs, may give McCain a run for his money.

Vice President Dick Cheney has continued to declare that he is not running for president in 08 but some think that he will change his mind. Mr. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post believes that President Bush will persuade Vice President Cheney to run in 2008.

The recent developments of both Democratic voters and Republican voters calling for Barack Hussein Obama to run for president proves that anything can happen. Here is a picture of Senator Clinton and Obama.

Obviously there will be more coming on this subject but for now, think about who you would like to see run for president in 2008.

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