So the race between Hillary and Obama is still on! Though I am mostly in the Obama camp myself, I respect Hillary’s intelligence and political polish, and I’m excited to see both of them competing and reflecting the political paradigm shift of the times. Both of them share the same fundamental positions—with minor differences—on policy, and both would enact much needed critical change in Washington (taking politics back to somewhere in the center, as opposed to the far, extreme, distant and cold right). Like most of my generation, I am excited simply by the fact that politics is suddenly exciting. I’ve been frustrated by apathy and withdrawal by progressive and independent voters in the past, and it’s nice to finally see some of them getting off their high horse (i.e. lazyboy sofa) to cast some votes, make some calls, sign some petitions, and get involved. That’s the only way we can get some real democracy going in this quasi-democratic nation. We’ve got to use whatever limited tools we’ve got to make whatever degree of change possible.