McCain, Obama and Clinton
Forgotten McCain is not the youngest, but he is the most experienced. But he is tainted with the guilty by association Republican-Bush administration badge. So the American public just wants change by looking at the Democrats’ black guy and white girl. If only there was an Hispanic gay Democrat, that would really spice up the show.
Political sideshows of age, race and gender, if we choose to be flippantly politically incorrect about it all. McCain, Obama and Clinton all represent change but Obama is identified supposedly by Singaporeans as the most iconic of change. Even the non-local media has picked up on this pigeon-holing of the seemingly “politically-aware” Singaporean. The infectious Obama is cool stand shows a lot about what Singaporeans know of politics, and most of us just see what we want to see. A common complaint is that Singapore politics is boring. Singapore politics is boring also because the voter is boring. The choice was always simple, just vote in an exciting candidate and not just talk about voting in an exciting candidate, when it is GE time.