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No clear-cut favorite -- yet

Sunday, December 16, 2007

There is a deep-rooted passion for music inside of me.

But as I gotten older, I have started to develop a deep passion for politics as well.

I enjoy watching political programs in the evening, when I'm at home or have a few minutes to get away from the office.

In fact, during the afternoon when I'm in the office, the television in the editorial department is glued to MSNBC, as I enjoy seeing the latest on the political front.

And it really doesn't matter which side is being discussed.

I like hearing about both Democrats and Republicans.

Especially during election season.

There are close to 20 individuals campaigning currently to be the next President of the United States.

On the Republican side, the top choices -- nationwide -- have been Rudy Guiliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and now, Mike Huckabee.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama are the clear favorites.

Still, only one can get the job.

Who will it be?

It seems exciting to listen to analysts talk about who they believe will step to the forefront. The person who will take the oath of office. The next President.

But honestly, I'm not impressed with any of them.

The Brazil Times has asked its online readers during the past two weeks who they have been monitoring the closest on both sides.

For the Democrats, the clear favorites from Clay County were Clinton, Obama, Edwards and Dennis Kucinich.

For the Republicans, the choises were Huckabee, Guiliani, Thompson and Ron Paul.

But the overwhelming choice on both sides, however, was none.

I could not agree more.

I have watched the debates. I have listened to the arguments. I have watched the mud-slinging.

And in reality, I?don't think there's a good choice among any of the current candidates.

If I had to choose who I think would be a great President, I would love to see Joe Biden in the oval office.

However, I'm aware, as I think he is as well, that he doesn't stand a a chance.

National polls suggest Clinton and Romney are the clear-cut favorite. Many polls state she is the person to beat

Still, I think the 2008 election will come down to who is the lesser of the two evils?

There just isn't a clear-cut favorite. That one person hasn't stepped forward yet.

And based on the current crop of candidates, I'm not sure anyone will.

Here's to hoping at least one of these candidates can step up and give all Americans something to believe in. That person whom Americans can stand behind and root for.

Someone is going to have to.