Its about 11:06 pm here in Ireland and too my dissapointment, Hillary Clinton has in all esscence won the Nevada Caucuses. This is not bad news by any stretch of the imagination for an Obama supporter like myself however I have this feeling that Mrs.Clinton will start to pull ahead in the coming weeks and months. This is nothing something I would like to admit because I adamantly believe up until this very moment that Barack Obama is the best choice for the next president for the United States but I must accept the reality of the situation.
Clinton has most likely won in Nevada but there are still many other States where the Obama campaign can turn it around. I think the biggest problem with the Obama campaign and the canidate himself is that people percieve him to be inexperienced to run a country like the United States. Speaking to a colleague of mine at work the other day, she said the only reason she supported Clinton was because she had more experience. I agree that this is a good reason to support a canidate however it should not be your only reason. Mr.Obama is a new to Washington in ever sense of the word but I think the United States needs new at the moment.
I love the USA and I think it is a great country but there are some fundamental flaws that need to be fixed. The economy for one, considering the lackluster economic package the president offered this past week. Have a look at the ABC Facebook poll that I extracted from my facebook account:
Americans are worried about the economy contrary to what Republicans will tell you, and no wonder considering the sub-prime crisis, slow job growth and slow down in home sales. Foreign entities are ploughing cash into debt laden American companies like Merrily Lynch, Citigroup which is not only a security risk but is something that could hurt American policies in the years to come. Despite my favoristism towards Mr.Obama I believe the next president needs to take drastic steps to change the direction of the economy.
It’s getting late here so I would like to conclude with a Video from Hillary Clinton’s stop in Nevada (Courtest of YouTube of course):