Re: Crime and Punishment
I find the argument that Obama will not draw the kind of withering criticism that Hillary will is short sighted. It reminds me of John Kerry's argument that he was the one who could swing Republicans away from the Chickenhawks because of his war record. The reality was that most Republicans were not persuaded.
Hillary brings in baggage among conservatives because she's been in the limelight for a number of years; Barrack is new. By the time the Conventions are over, whomever is the Democratic candidate will be criticized. By that time Obama will have his positions clarified by the party platform, and his past will have been thoroughly vetted. At that time, many people will be surprised that Obama is coming under scrutiny.
We need to choose candidates whom WE want, not candidates who are acceptable to others.