Election 2008. One semi-informed citizen’s opinion.

Hillary Strengths–Good statesmanship, broad and deep policy knowledge, knows Washington well, lots of experience. Won in New York.

Hillary Weaknesses–More Clintons! Knows Washington too well. Can be stiff and tone-deaf. More Clintons!  According to polls, many people find her loathsome. 

Overallstrong candidatevery divisive. 

Obama strengths–Charismatic and eloquent speaker, well-positioned to institute change, tuned-in to people, Harvard law degree.  Illinois state senator. U.S. senator

Obama weaknesses–Experience? A little too eloquent, maybe? Experience?

Overall–fairly strong candidate. could be too liberal for many moderates.

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