I will admit that I voted for Hillary Clinton in NJ's Primary in February. If the primary were held in June, as has been in the past, I am not so sure my vote would have been the same. I was faced with the dilemma most were: vote for the new guy who speaks well, but maybe doesn't have the experience necessary to lead our nation, or vote for the woman who has more experience and has been around Washington alot longer, knowing the "ropes" and how Washington works? The other hesitation I had in deciding was the Hillary that plays politics to the max. Obama does not do that to the extent Hillary does. Again, would this be a benefit for Hillary or a hindrance? Would understanding Washington allow one to maneuver better to forward an agenda?
Today, Hillary admitted to "misspeaking" about her visit to Bosnia 12 years ago as First Lady. She admitted she exaggerated the whole experience. Hillary had previously cited landing under sniper fire, having to run with her head down to safety. When responding to a reporter who had video footage of the landing, not as dangerous as Hillary said, Hillary responded by saying "I say a lot of things -- millions of words a day -- so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement." And there's my problem. When Hillary gets caught in a "misstatement" she always has an excuse. She's always playing politics!
Just like the now famous 3am telephone commercial. It must have worked because people bought it. But really, has Hillary ever had to answer the phone at 3am for a major disaster? I doubt it! So which one, Hillary or Obama, would handle it best? That remains to be seen.
More and more, my leaning is toward Obama. I believe he is more electable against John McCain. More Independents and even some Republicans, who would never, never vote for another Clinton, would vote for Obama. Sounds like I'm making up my mind......at least for today! Either Hillary or Obama will have my support in November to stop the Republican devils is all I know.