Tuesday, June 13, 2006

When pigs fly

I am a liberal Democrat, and a resident of the State of New York. However, I can tell you right now this is not the face of the next President of the United States.

I hope we can all agree on this early on, and then get ourselves a strong contender for the 2008 race.


Blogger andrea said...

Ha! I read your post on Bloglines but the image didn't show up so I had to come to your blog to check it out. How did I know it would be HRC?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

What's Bloglines?

Am I famous?

11:22 PM  
Blogger anne altman said...

most of the u.s. still believes that hilary is a dyke. this will not work.


1:00 AM  
Blogger LaineyWorld said...

Hilary looks WAAAYYY too much like Florence Henderson in this shot. She may not be presidential material, but she does have a "certain Wessonality". heh!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

Just remember that Barry Williams had sex with Florence Henderson on the Brady Bunch set.

Then you will be begging for a Gore/Edwards ticket.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Bombay Addict said...

So does that mean George Clooney for president ? back Dr. Banshee Dean ? And um, is it ok now to say the word "liberal" ?

Hey - thanks for dropping my blog, Mr. Cruise/Matthes. Yes I did not like MI3.

2:38 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

Your preaching to the choir dude..I will vote for one of my cats or dogs if she runs..seriously.

2:56 AM  
Blogger halloweenxmiss said...

hhhmmm, interesting...
I am curious - do you think she will NOT be our next president because she is a female?
Or....what exactly is your take?

By the way - thanks for visiting me!
I like it when cool people from NY visit me


9:41 AM  
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9:41 AM  
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9:41 AM  
Blogger halloweenxmiss said...

i didnt mean to do that , sometimes my computer has a mind of its own

9:46 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I think she will not win because she unifies the Republican party, in exactly the same way George Bush unifies the Democrats.

She is absolutely hated by right wingers.

Just count your lucky stars that many hard core Republicans also are not fond of John McCain.

If he runs in 2008, he will be the one to beat.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

well now that's just a bad picture.

doesnt' she have a big heart?

why dont' you run Peter?

11:49 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I inhaled.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...


we're much more forgiving as a country now. look who we allowed to be president.


where is that beth blog? that is so sad! i hope we don't have to post stuff like that! i'm crossing my fingers for you and me!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Lametemp said...

Peter, it is that kind of thinking that makes the democratic party suck. We should nominate the person we believe will further our issues not the one who is most "electable". What did all of those swing voters do for Kerry? Nothing. Cater to your base -- it works well for the republicans. Get all of the young liberals excited about having a woman in the white house and they may actually turn-up and vote.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

It has nothing to do with having a woman in the White House. Please don't try to turn this into a sexist issue. There are many women who would make good presidents ... who don't have the last name of Clinton.

I don't vote for a president based on what is between their legs, and neither should you.

If you want to smash the glass ceiling wide open, support Carol Moseley Braun. She is an amazing woman who will never be President of the United States, because someone forgot to tell the southern states that blacks are equal now.

What moderate swing voters voted for John Kerry?
Zero ... nada ... zilch ... none.
Karl Rove made sure of that.

Jesus ... I nearly didn't vote for Kerry. I know avocados with more personality than he has.
With that as a given, he still carried more than 50% of the popular vote.

Charisma is also an important quality to have. Hillary comes off as a pissed off librarian.

Who is most "electable" is the name of the game. That's why they call it an election. That is why we have primaries. This is true in the Republican party and the Democratic party.

You need to choose a candidate who represents as many voices in your own party, and at the same time is tolerable enought to swing moderate members of the other. Especially in an environment of a polarized US population.

3:26 PM  
Blogger smartypants said...

Mmm avocados.

3:47 PM  
Blogger meesh said...

Ah yes, the ever sought after "swing voters". With neither party holding a true majority of the voters in this country (51% is NOT a mandate), it's incredibly important that a candidate appeal to these folks without losing their "base".
There just seems to be something about Hilary that makes right wing conservatives foam at the mouth. I often wonder if they would be so crazed about her if she were a "he."

3:48 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

Peter, I must agree. I think a woman president is a fine idea but not hillary. I miss golda.

7:39 PM  
Blogger anne altman said...

big bird for president

he's neither man or woman

8:29 PM  
Blogger creature said...

No Hillary, please no Hillary.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

Golda Meir was an amazing woman and an incredible Prime Minister for Isreal. God knows they could use her right now.

Anne - "He's" neither man nor woman?

Freudian slip woman ... Freudian slip.

Sigmund would tell you that you secretly want to be led by that yellow feathered penis.

Then again ... Freud did a lot of blow.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Zohreh said...

hopefully your next president won't look like her or Bush ;)

I know Bush can't be president again but same personality could be found in different body

11:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...


Please excuse my typos.

1:43 AM  
Blogger Lametemp said...

Here is my delayed response:
It seemed to me from your original post in which you state that you are a liberal democrat from NY that you like Hilary Clinton, but wouldn't vote for her b/c you don't think she can win. Perhaps I am wrong -- perhaps you don't like her. She has become too moderate over the past few years for me. I would prefer a more liberal candidate to represent the Democratic party. That said -- my issue with your post is if you DO LIKE Hillary -- you should vote for her despite what the right wingers say about her. In one of your comments you said --
"I think she will not win because she unifies the Republican party, in exactly the same way George Bush unifies the Democrats."
Correct me if I am wrong but Bush was re-elected, right? I guess all of that unification of the Democrats didn't really impact Bush. Recently, the democratic party has been choosing more moderate candidates to run for office. Is it because that is the person that most represents the ideals of the Democratic party -- no! That is the person that people believe will woo the "swing voters". That is great, but what really happens? Liberal democrats opt for 3rd party options (Nader) or they do not vote at all b/c they see very little difference between the candidates. Think about it. Do you think the republicans nominated Bush because he was a middle of the road candidate that would encourage swing voters to vote for him. NO. They chose him because he sticks to the script and his divisive right wing rhetoric mobilized conservative Christians who usually don't vote to get up and go to the polls. He energized his base. That is what we need.
I am not saying that Hilary is definitely the gal for us. What I am saying is that we should go with our gut. Apparently, during the primaries, our party is really bad at figuring out who "America" will vote for when election day comes around. Maybe we should stop trying to predict the future. We should stop worrying about being nice and looking attractive to wishy-washy moderates. (Gore should have not ignored the environment issue during his campaign to placate big business and Kerry should have taken the gloves off when he was continually attacked by the right.) Here is the point of my ramblings: If someone likes Ms. Clinton, they should vote for her in a primary. They should not vote for a candidate they have luke warm feelings about just because they think Joe Schmo down the street hates Hilary. That type of compromise is how we end up with candidates that fail to evoke a passionate response from their party.

(BTW, I love all of the clips on your blog. Anne Coulter pre-op or post-op trannie? )

2:51 PM  
Blogger Max Tesatora said...

Amen brotha. She even incites anger in me.

4:00 PM  

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