Naturally I would like to see our next president get as many votes as possible from as many parts of the country and kinds of constituents as possible, all the better to put an end to the idea that we are a country divided and the only style of governance is President Bush’s 51 percent arrogance.
I would like to see a president who can galvanize men and women, black and white, rich and poor, into a movement to fix our broken government and heal our country’s viciousness within and without.
I’d also like a pony and a tree that produces cotton candy and $50 bills.
The man or woman who wins the election is the man or woman who gets the most votes. Not votes from women, or votes from whites, or votes from blacks, or votes from people younger than 30 or older than 55. The most votes, period.
If that’s Obama because he turned out black voters, that’s Obama, nonetheless.
If that’s Hillary because she turned out women, that’s Hillary, just the same.