With the primary just over 10 days away, I am not sure who will vote for -Clinton or Obama. I have been thinking about it for a couple of months and I really feel I could vote for either of them. My three sons, age 27, 25, and 22 are all Obama supporters. One of them even says he's not sure he could vote for Clinton if she wins the nomination. The other two say they would have to hold their nose and vote for her instead of a republican in November if needed.
Living in Chicago, all of the attention is focused on Obama. The problem I have with him is the same many other have with Hillary. I am afraid that people will not vote for him because he is black in the same way many won't vote for Hillary because she is Hillary. I am also concerned about the Resko issue. In today's Chicago Tribune, John Kass, a political columnist, lays out the issue of how Obama and his wife are connected to Resko in the purchase of their home and the lot next door. It is the lot next door that is the real issue. Resko purchased the lot right around the time Obama purchased his house. Then Resko fenced in the lot and gave access only to the Obama's through their property. There as no access from the street - only through Obama's side yard. Then one year later, he sold the lot to Obama at a loss. And the guy who did the fence was indicted and convicted for defrauding the City of Chicago with no bid contracts that included shoddy workmanship and materials. Go figure. Resko is going to trial soon and I am concerned that other sweet deals may pop up. Obama has already had to giver back money from Resko to his state and senate campaign funds. Looks like "change" for Obama does not include politics as usual in Illinois and Chicago.
Finally, while I know that Obama is overshadowed by the senior senator from Illinois, Durban, Obama has not done anything to impress me in the Senate. And his record in the Illinois house is not one to write home about.
I guess I'll make up my mind as we get closer to the primary. I could support either in the general election, but who I vote on Feb. 5 is still a toss up.