My problem with Democrats, who I still may likely vote for, is fiscal policy. And because Congress will be primarily Democrat, most of their ideas will get through, whereas a Republican candidate might have to butt heads with them all the time. Like Clinton-- I hate her proposed ideas for fiscal policy. Also, she's opposed to free-market capitalism. But there are some other big issues I have with her--
1. She's totally pro-Israel. See my comment for McCain.
2. She's in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
3. She wants to maintain a military presence in Iraq indefinitely. I figure we should get on our knees, beg the UN to help them, and pull out.
4. She wants to ban flag burning too.
5. She believes in executive authority, like Giuliani.
6. She's very pro-drug legislation.
7. She ALSO doesn't want to guarantee rights for homosexuals, though at least she likes the idea of civil unions.
8. She wants to ban certain very violent video games. I don't mind banning kids from them but I don't like the idea of banning adults from them.
What I agree with-- she supports stem cell research, she has good stances on environmental issues, she's decided that she doesn't like No Child Left Behind or education vouchers, and she won't ban abortion at the federal level.
Plus, I'd rather the first female president wasn't a) a former First Lady, b) so strongly pro-family and THINK OF THE CHILDREN!-ish, and c) such a stereotypical "liberal female politician." Just because I'd rather we had out first female president be a bit more like our first male President-- you know, beloved by the majority of the population, and not just "better than the alternatives." Not that I would let that influence my vote.