I think Bill Clinton was a pretty good president.
But his signal weakness meant squandering practically his whole 2nd term for a hummer from an intern who had explicitly told folks before she went to D.C. that she hoped to earn her Presidential kneepads. D'oh. It really pisses me off whenever I think about it.
And then there's the way the Clintons campaign. It's been ugly before; its ugliness this time around is exponentially worse.
Obama is green, but he makes few missteps and is more-than-occasionally inspirational. When I check where he stands, we usually agree
Obama v. McCain, I probably go with my left-wing sensibilities and vote Obama.
But McCain is a truly admirable guy. I may not agree with him on a lot of things. I think McCain-Feingold is a crime against the 1st amendment, for instance. But I'm confident he could be an able president.
If my party makes me choose between the Clintons and McCain, it gives me my first hard presidential choice since I became eligible to vote in 1980.