OK, OK, I know that I said Hillary was the next president (although I sheepishly declined to state how I felt about that).
Well, I was wrong. Obama will win the nomination, as Hillary will most likely bow out after the next round of primaries. Check that out. A Clinton goes down (no funny jokes) in an election.
So it is McCain vs. Obama in 2008. Believe me, the PC will have plenty of opinions on how the candidates affect police officers. They both have records to look at and they both mean different things for America’s cops. That is what we will talk about here.
I happen to like Senator Obama. I think he is articulate and quite good with the public. But anyone who thinks that his candidacy would be the powerhouse that it is if he were White is nuts. His resume would never fly for a presidential contender. Never.
Now Geraldine Ferraro is off the campaign staff simply because she dared to speak the truth. Come on now, people. I have no issue whatsoever with a Black president. Great stuff and it’s about time. But I cannot handle 4 or 8 years of political correctness and “tippy toe” politics because he is Black.
What do you think?
Are you a Hillary fan? Do you want McCain? I do not divulge my votes, but found this interesting survey that asks 20 questions and then pairs you up with a candidate. Entertaining and informative, I thought.
Elections really matter to cops, because we know that in the end it is money that drives our profession. When that money is government money, you start to pay attention.
Also interesting to me is that cops tend to have quite conservative values (I am pretty conservative, and usually the liberal in the room at Roll Call), yet we are union employees. So who on earth are we to support? The ones that sound good to me on policy are usually against union benefits (which I need). And the opposite is also true: pro-union usually equals anti-gun, anti-death penalty, etc. Sigh.
This survey called me a “Populist-Leaning Conservative.” Same to you, dude…
Let me know your results!