Sunday, January 21, 2007

The next thought...

In some respects the US is changing. OK maybe just the Democratic party is showing sign is a diverse population. Here is it is, a year and half before the next election and there is a woman, a black man and a Latino have all declared their candidacies for President. Why someone would want to follow up Bush and have to clean up the shit he leaves behind is beyond me. I know that position makes the office holder the most powerful person on the planet. The election of any of these three would be historic.

That's not to say that we as a country don't still have miles to go in the equality march. I do not believe I will see my full equality in my lifetime. But this will be an interesting campaign to see how the equality issue is handled by all the candidates. Marriage equality is not an idea that has proven to be a comfortable idea for any of the candidates. All of them are bad on this key issue. So time to rev up the engines and start pressuring the campaigns to put up or shut up. You want my money or vote, change your stance.

On a personal note, last Friday I finished a week of work. By 8 o'clock on Friday night, I had no idea what I had said that day. I knew I had gone to Oakland that day for a couple of meetings and knew who I met with but had no recall of the content of my conversations. Boy did I feel stupid. But, damn, there are all those acronyms, new people, new subjects, where is there overlap, who is working on what, who are our friends, what about the legislation, what about the Governator, what about the feds, the new Congress??????? YIKES!! Breathing now.....

When I figure out what the hell I am doing, I'll get back to ya.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I am absolutely thrilled to see the diversity among the Dem candidates. Even John Edwards, rich straight white guy, has spent the last couple of years doing serious work on poverty issues, which should grant him honorary minority status as well. Contrasting our candidates with the Republican list, I think we have good reason to be proud. (Completely agree with you on LGBT equality, however; it's time for all the Dem candidates to get on board.)

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