Whatever the outcome of the Democratic Primary turns out to be, it will be nothing short of momentous.
With a field that’s as diverse as this country has ever seen, Democrats will get the opportunity to choose between…
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with Bobby Harden and his daughter Olivia at an event promoting health insurance for all children the day after she announced her candidacy for President of the United Sates, in New York, January 21, 2007.
Hillary will be the ninth woman to pursue Oval Office aspirations. Two African-American women precede her and seven Caucasian women, dating back to 1872. To see the full listing, click Presidential Candidates: Women.
If Obama wins, he’ll bring new meaning to the term “Take It To The House.”
Interesting sidenote: There have been five previous U.S. Presidents who have been said to be of African descent (read, they have “black” blood in their ancestry). No, Bill Clinton is not one of them. They are: 1) Thomas Jefferson 2) Andrew Jackson 3) Abraham Lincoln 4) Warren G. Harding and the 5th, who was not as conclusive, is Dwight D. Eisenhower.
[Matt, this may be your guy!!]
Bill Richardson made the decision on Sunday to enter the already packed Democratic race. Although he’s not as high profile as the other two featured candidates, he’s worth taking a look at. Here’s what he had to say about his candidacy.
“As an underdog and governor of a small, Western state, I will not have the money that other candidates will have. However, I believe these serious times demand serious people, who have real-world experience in solving the challenges we face. I humbly believe I’m the best-equipped candidate to meet these challenges.”
But like I said earlier, either way it goes, it definitely won’t be boring! I wonder if the GOP can make their series of candidates as interesting. You can bet they are thinking about it.
Posted by Rich (subbing for Lo).