Hillary & Obama – Where do they stand?

Well, the day of the Potomac Primaries has arrived. The weather is crummy and promises to get worse, so who knows how or if that will impact the outcome of today’s votes. I intend to go cast my vote this evening after work, rain, snow, sleet or whatever.

So, in honor of the primaries in my home state today, let’s talk about where Hillary and Obama stand on issues that might matter to KT readers: maternity leave, flexible work, health care, education, etc.

As I’ve been paying closer attention, I can’t say that I like Hillary much better because I think she lacks any authenticity but she really is more detailed and thorough in her explanations than Obama. The Washington Post has a quiz you can take to gauge which candidate is most aligned with what matters to you – and I came awfully close to scoring with Hillary. Truth be told, in some of the statements, I could tell Hillary said it instead of Obama and wondered if I might have picked Obama for fear of coming out as Hill’s twin.

I actually encourage you to go to the Post’s web site and take the quiz, it will force you to really have a better understanding of where the candidates stand on all issues. I caution you this – it takes some time if you really read what they say on big issues – but it’s worth it in the end. Here’s the link:

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/candidatequiz/

With that, here is a link to Hillary’s web site. She really lays out where she stands on federal maternity leave, childcare and work place flexibility. I don’t want to really elaborate on it because I’ll start drawing my own conclusions – so best to just provide you with the convenience of a link. See, at KT, I’m like a 7-11 – quick stop shopping and easy. Quick and easy. Always been that way…..

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/view/?id=3743

Our guy Obama is not quite as thorough as Hillary…….and while I noted some similarities in their ideas, Hillary’s are much more detailed. I will refrain from comment and just encourage you to read this:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20071108/ai_n21106204

Go forth and vote today, dear readers!

4 Responses to Hillary & Obama – Where do they stand?
  1. WendyK
    February 12, 2008 | 7:28 pm

    I’m on the horns of a moral dilemma! For the most part…I agree with Hillary on the issues. BUT, I like Obama and the hope for the future that he represents. I’m one of those undecided voters. Hate that.

    What’s a girl to do?

  2. chrissy
    February 12, 2008 | 8:03 pm

    I was undecided until the morning of our primaries – last tuesday the 5th. I listened to the morning news reports and heard the final words of the candidates before I headed out the door to the polls, and it was a gut feeling I got from listening to the last sound bytes. Maybe that will help you decide?

  3. wyldirishman
    February 13, 2008 | 1:35 am

    We will see. Glad the race is so close makes the candidates work for voters and talk about the issues.

    Good to see that MD let the polls stay open b/c of how Crappy (with a capital C) the weather was/is…

  4. automotive jacks
    March 14, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    I have to say, that I can not agree with you in 100%, but it’s just my IMHO, which indeed could be wrong.
    p.s. You have an awesome template for your blog. Where have you got it from?

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