OMAHA — In the Warren Buffett primary, there is nothing but neutrality when it comes to divining who he believes would make the better Democratic presidential nominee: Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama.
So it was left to our imagination here the other night inside the Ironwood Country Club, with Mr. Buffett standing at the front of the room, when the first question rang out from the crowd of Democrats who were gathering for a fund-raiser for Mr. Obama.
“Why you and not Mrs. Clinton?” a man standing near the side of the room asked.
“Boy,” Mr. Obama replied with a grin, “you really get to the point.”
In five months, we will know if the voters of Iowa, located just across the Missouri River from here, agree or disagree. They, after all, will help make Mr. Buffett’s decision for him. He cannot vote until Feb. 9, when the Nebraska Democrats hold their contest and the race is likely to be already decided.
Friday, August 17, 2007
"To Warren Buffett, Obama and Clinton Are Both Presidential"