I watched part of the Democrat debate tonight, and had a few observations. First, Hillary's image looks really, really bad to me. For all the talk about her being the first women president, he comes across as pretty masculine. It's like how drag queens managed to stop looking like men, while not really looking like women. Except the other way around.
John Edwards reminded me just why he comes across as a bit too slick. In addition, he made at least two fairly major and easily avoided factual errors. While complaigning that we aren't looking out for our children anymore, he tried a little compare and contrast with the "previous twenty generations." I assume that he means the previous twenty generations of Americans, but given that a generation is around twenty years, and the United States is only a little older than 200 years, something seems wrong with his math.
His second mistake wasn't really unique to him, but rather a liberal urban legend. He stated that the Founding Fathers created this country so that all the power wouldn't be in the hands of the rich, so that the poor would get any opprotunity. Which is fine, except a) the Founding Fathers rarely refered to America as land of financial opportunity, and b) many of the controversies surrounding the founding of our government revolved around the question of whether or not the people are too stupid to play a large role in government. (If Hillary is elected, I would be inclined to say yes, they are.)