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Sunday, May 13, 2007

The 2008 presidential candidates

As my knowledge of the candidates stands now, here's what I think about them in one sentence each.


  1. Joe Biden: He's smart and well spoken.
  2. Hillary Clinton: I hear nothing she says, even though I hear how she says it.
  3. Chris Dodd: I know the name, but not the person.
  4. John Edwards: He is super rich.
  5. Al Gore: He was Bill Clinton's Vice President.
  6. Mike Gravel: I don't know this person at all.
  7. Dennis Kucinich: He's still here.
  8. Barack Obama: I have a lot of hope for him.
  9. Bill Richardson: I see him on CNN all the time.


  1. Sam Brownback: He is from Kansas.
  2. Jim Gilmore: Probably not one of the Gilmore Girls.
  3. Newt Gingrich: Nothing I've heard him say or do makes me like him.
  4. Rudy Giuliani: When he was America's mayor, I would have voted for him in a New York minute.
  5. Mike Huckabee: Cool name.
  6. Duncan Hunter: Every time I hear his name on the news, I think it's going to be about Duncan Hines cake mixes.
  7. John McCain: Despite his military background, he sounds too much like he who misled us and continues to mislead us.
  8. Ron Paul: I don't know this person at all.
  9. Mitt Romney: Until recently, I thought Mitt was short for Mittens.
  10. Tom Tancredo: I've heard the name.
  11. Fred Thompson: He's an excellent actor.
  12. Tommy Thompson: He did some innovative things with Wisconsin's welfare system when he was governor.

Obviously, there are too many for an ordinary person to remember. So, I got their names from CNN.

Afterthought: This could be a great meme if anyone else is inclined to do one sentence reviews of all the candidates.

Posted by Marie at May 13, 2007 11:13 PM


Not sure I could provide one sentence for each unless "I know nothing about him/her" counts.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at May 14, 2007 10:48 AM

Huckabee: But do you [HEART] him?

Posted by: Dan at May 14, 2007 8:55 PM

I know this will sound cynical and apathetic but I've stopped paying attention to all the presidential candidate speechifying. Maryland is so unimportant when it comes to national politics that there's really no point figuring out what each candidate is all about. Other parts of the country determine who my candidates will be. Once the slate is finalized after the conventions, I start considering their platforms. I know Brownback is well into the far right evangelical camp and he admits to not believing in evolution (at all).

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at May 15, 2007 8:59 AM

# 5, 7 and 9 of the Democratic party and of the Republicans I can only see # 8.

Above 4 persons are relatively even minded, they are not swindleers.

Posted by: Walter Weidner at May 24, 2007 2:10 PM