Any China-based American citizens who are willing to get behind Illinois Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid should email me (kaiser.kuo at gmail.com) to learn more about what a Beijing-based group is doing to raise money and help form the campaign's China policy. We've got a good solid core of smart people, including some names I'm sure many of you are quite familiar with. We're planning a major fundraising event in early June, so anyone looking to picth in is welcome.
I liked New Mexico governor Bill Richardson myself, personally, but he's been so sidelined by the media that I don't rate his chances high. He could, though, end up as Secretary of State--something I wouldn't object to. Dodd, Edwards, and Biden don't really do it for me. While I greatly admire Ms. Clinton, I think she's just too polarizing. If Gore jumps in now, my current support for Obama might, I confess, have to undergo a rethink.
I'm at once encouraged and worried about the Republican race: encouraged, because if they field Giuliani I can live with him as president, but worried, because he'd have a damned good chance of beating whoever the Dems field.
Happy to hear anyone's input. I'll listen to any intelligent argument in favor of the other candidates at this point, or to any information anyone has that might give me a better sense of Senator Obama's position on China-related issues.