Monday, January 07, 2008

Clinton.... who knew!?!?

The Bug Man and I have been talking politics this weekend. He has always been a Republican. I've always been a Democrat. Who knows how we ended up together!

Bug Man has said repeatedly that perhaps he could vote for Obama but he could never vote for Hillary Clinton. Four years ago he voted for Bush even though a survey showed that he had more in common with John Kerry.

Tonight we took another survey. I agreed with Clinton 63%- more than any other candidate. But here's the fun one! The husband also agrees with Clinton more than any other candidate. His percentage was in the mid 40s but still- she scored a lot higher than a lot of his Republican buddies. However, he has said he will NEVER support her. When I tried to figure out why, it came down to a distaste for the candidate. He just doesn't like her. Why is likeability such an issue? Why is Obama getting a bump in the ratings because people just like him more? Why isn't it more of an issue of qualifications and experience?

I suspect that people will continue to struggle with the idea of voting for Hillary Clinton because they don't like her. She isn't warm and cuddly enough for them. But really- do you want a warm and cuddly president?

5 comments:

LittleSis1 said...

So where did you find the survey? Is it an on-line thing? Papa Joe, Mountain Mama and I would like to see who is the best candidate for us! (I'll check back here, but you probably need to send Papa J an email!)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

i'm not sure it's all a distate with the person but perhaps distaste with her experience...

not sure any of the candidates, in any party could be classified as warm & cuddly... none of them appear to be teddy bears. but you're right we're electing them to run the nation, not give us hugs or something...

P.S. an after-thought said...

What I'd like to ask your husband and his Republican friends is how did you -all "like" the current President when you voted for him?????

Or was he just the best choice of bad choices?

Anybody running for president has to be a little "off" to begin with, so that is always a problem for me. IMHO

Mary Beth said...

my dh and I have a similarly mixed marriage.

Humph. It keeps things interesting anyway.

RevHRod said...

I think the hubby liked the current president when he was a candidate, but he also has some strong Republican tendancies. Depending on who his team of choice nominates and if Hillary doesn't get the nomination, he might just switch sides. Or so he says....