Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Ando medio flojo, así que estoy copiando los dos posts que hice hace unas semanas en mi blog de Facebook. Basicamente, describen mis perspectiva con respecto a los dos debates presidenciales organizados por CNN. El relativo a los Demócratas también lo envie al foro del New York Times (con algunas leves modificaciones) Están en inglés...pero como mis amigos son bilingü importa.

Bueno también agregué el widget de Last.FM donde pueden escuchar algunas de mis canciones favoritas .


The Republican Presidential Debate - Zero by Zero

I am trying to wear conservative clothes while I write this. Hardly I could find something in my closet, but let's start.
Clearly, tonight's winner is John McCain. He sounded independent, moderate, convinced and even though you cannot agree with some of his views, at least he comes across as someone who is talking with the truth. High points: on inmigration and no pardon to scooter libby. Low points: he has to yield in his position about the war. At least, I feel that he, as president, would be someone you can deal with.
Rudy Giuliani was weak during the first half of the debate, improving while taking questions from the audience. However, he is still trying to hide some of his beliefs, so he sounded phony at times. He was more of a follower than a leader. (follower of McCain mainly).
Romney sounded phony at times as well, let's remember he was in favor of gay rights and abortion when he was governor of Masachusetts. Plus, I hate when candidates try to come up with slogans and gibberish like that. (I am talking about the "country of the future" catchphrase).
Ron Paul sounds really interesting at times, but well, he plays the equivalent role of the candidates in the fringes of the democratic party, he can say whatever he wants, because he will not get the nomination.
Huckabee and Thompson are honest and that's welcome. In particular, the former being straightforward about creationism. (which I don't agree with but he said what he believes. On the other hand, you can argue he feels free to say that because several members of his party believe the same).
From Tancredo, Brownback, and Govern there is not much I can recollect. Probably just garbage.
Hunter was the worst.

The Democratic Presidential Debate - One by One

I am aware I am a foreigner and I cannot vote, however I really believe the president of the US is pretty much the president of the world (for good or for ill), so it is desirable to have someone capable in charge. I am partial to the democratic party and I just watched the debate. This is my summary:

*Richardson: the worst of the lot. In some occasions, he sounds like a populist.
*Gravel and Kucinich: they don’t exist in the race and they pretty much can say whatever they want, sounding very unrealistic most of the time.
*Biden: he is trying to convince himself he is a candidate but he still does not get there. Contradictory at times.
*Dodd: I barely noticed him.
*Obama: he did better today, however I still think he is more about image than substance.
*Clinton: I like how she does not doubt an iota every time she answers a question. She did a good job. However, I hate when she tries to please everyone, and I think she was wrong about the “war on terror” bumper sticker question.
*Edwards: the winner of the debate. Thoughtful, he shows leadership and courage without losing touch with reality. Plus, he offers solutions that in my opinion are plausible. Anyway, I believe it is really hard for him to get the nomination…we will see...

I’m getting ready for the comedy show on tuesday night...