fortsanders.net 2008 endorsement
Since the 3 possible Republican candidates are all running on platforms made up of slightly varied amounts of limiting civil liberties, war, torture, and pigfuckery they're all out of consideration for this endorsement. The one Republican I agree with on several issues is likely a racist nutbag and so he's out also.
On the Democrat side of things, the candidate I most agree with (according to several online tests) has already dropped out and was not going to get many votes anyway. So that leaves Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama and between the two I definitely choose Obama.
My first thought on this is that political dynasties are undemocratic. I'd be in favor of there being a constitutional amendment banning the immediate family members of any federally elected official from being eligible to run for any federally elected office, but that's never going to happen. Also few things piss me off more than a politician who complains about video games. A great deal of Clinton's support seems to stem from nostalgia for Bill Clinton's presidency. While things were definitely better then than these years under Bush, that's not saying much. Things were arguably better under Nixon than the last few years and Bill Clinton certainly did several things I don't agree with. Hillary Clinton will also get out the Republican vote like no other Republican or Democrat candidate.
Probably preferable to the Republican candidate.
This post by the nerdy webcomic dude behind xkcd lists a few things I agree with Obama on. This endorsement echoes other nerd endorsements. Honestly what first swayed me to Obama was this:
Sen. Barack Obama has previously said that HBO’s "The Wire" is his favorite show. But now Obama's revealed another tidbit. In a story from Monday's Las Vegas Sun, the presidential candidate said that the bold thief Omar is his favorite character on "The Wire."
Any candidate who knows about Omar gets my vote.