I want a candidate who's not going to triangulate the Democratic Party into even greater irrelevancy than now. A candidate who will stop the killing in Iraq. A candidate who will stand up for working-class Americans. A candidate who will push for meaningful healthcare reform.
If Hillary Clinton is that candidate, she's kept it remarkably well hidden. What, you think Murdoch threw that fundraiser for her because of her deep concern for the poor? You think big pharma is bankrolling her because they've suddenly seen the wisdom of single-payer?
I'm more interested in what's best for America than in what's best for Hillary Clinton. Sorry if that offends you.
The one thing I know is that a Hillary Clinton candidacy would be toxic to the Democratic Party -- its 2008 prospects, its brand, the possibility of the party ever standing for anything again. It would be a triumph of personality cult over substance. Even in the extremely unlikely event that she won the presidency, she wouldn't get anything useful done. She's a complete slave to her many corporate contributors.
I'm supporting a candidate who is AGGRESSIVE. Who will call out the Republicans on their horseshit without consulting 1,000 focus groups first. Who is proud to stand for Democratic values, not the watered-down Daschlesque junk that killed us in 2002 and 2004. Hillary Clinton is none of those things.
I see some good qualities in Obama, some in Edwards, some in Richardson, and some in the others, even Biden. But I see NO reason to vote for Hillary Clinton. None.