Saturday, January 20, 2007

Gender, Race and Politics

Hats are being thrown in from the left and from the right for the Presidential Elections next year. Earlier this week, Illinois Senator Barack Obama announced his run for President. Senator Obama, who was unknown until the 2004 Democratic Primary has risen to the top of the political list.

Today, Senator and Former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that she will be running for her husband's former job in the White House. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner is a strong and powerful influence in the Senate, but does she have what it takes to become the first female elected as the country's highest office holder?

As both Obama and Clinton begin their push for the White House, another name has been rumoured to be throwing his hat into the race, Governor Bill Richardson announced in December 2006 that he will formally file paperwork to launch his Presidential campaign in January 2007, which will probably be officially announced next week.

Sen. John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential running mate with John Kerry announced earlier this year that he too will run for President in 2008.

Edwards and Obama are my favorites, thus far, but there is a long way to go. Whatever happens between now and November 2008, it looks like it is going to be not only an exciting Presidential race, but historical as well.

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