Run Hillary Run... Or Maybe Not
Whether it's the comments about the plantation or the worst administration in history, Hillary Clinton seems to have a lot of anger.Forget for the moment that the plantation comment was first uttered by Newt Gingrich. Forget that Mehlman is a man for whom the term "Clown Shoes" is too generous a description. Mehlman is despicable, but I want him to succeed.
I do not want Hillary Clinton to be the the Democratic standard bearer in 2008, and here's why: Senator Clinton has many admirable--no, actually outstanding--qualities. She will make a top notch Chairman of the Judiciary Committee someday. But she waffles between Republican-lite and far-left incoherence often enough that I can't see her formulating an appealing progressive agenda for 2008. No, we need some fresh leadership. A Feingold, a Kaine. The Clinton era was wonderfully successful, but its done; its tactics are done; and it's time to move on.
I dont want Hillary..I still want Gore..does that make me sick or what?
If (and forgive my conspiratorial dogma),
there is indeed a shred of truth to the rumors the election was rigged, all bets are off. Besides, as you get higher in the elite political power structures, their true seperation gets blurred.
Kaine? Too fresh. Warner-yes. Watch out for him.
Maybe Feingold — check.
But Kaine in 2008? The guy who gave the most uninspired SOTU rebuttal in recorded history, the Mr. Rogers wannabe who seemed on the verge of asking, "Kids, can you spell 'we can do better' " — that Kaine?
Kvatch, we need to talk.
*HEY Abi, watch it! Kaine's from MY neck of the woods....
He may be kinda dorky, but a lovable dorky, and such a refreshing change from the arrogance....
Excessive bureaucracy and big government? No, service, and look at your deficit,asswipes.
We need that kinda trashtalking. The preschool kind.
don't you girls got better,more productive things to do ..
You know, like cleaning, baking. Hey, what's for supper?
Lily - I'd say the rebuttal was more like strained broccoli, like Gerber's. This is an outrageous administration, and the SOTU was full of the usual lies and distortions. The rebuttal should have been tough and blunt.
Anyway, 2008 is a long way off. By then, Rex Kramer could be the Repub's candidate. Won't matter who the Dems put out there then — no one'll beat the freedom-loving Danger Seeker.
We may be opinionated but I think our criticisms are sometimes to our detriment because at the end of the day, they are there and ours are, well, further away.
Right now, I like Al Gore, but I don't know if he's electable. I do know that he's a smart, honest (for a politician) guy who we actually know something about, who has been in the Executive branch, has relationships with world leaders and somewhat of a clue. I'm not in love with anyone else yet.
Alicia is totally correct that the rightwing nutjobs would come out of the closet and into the voting booths if Hill was running..it would serve no purpose other than to mobilize the right.
This is America, man. Everybody's for the death penalty. Well...except for that cracker in Illinois, Ryan (?), commuted all of those death sentences and now he's on trial for corruption. Go figure.
HUH, WHATCHA THINK?
The more I see of this guy under pressure, the more I like him. He's a class act; not easilly provoked. And he's positioning himself (or is being positioned) in some rather high profile roles... should be battle tested and road ready by mid-late '07...
I still don't like Hillary as a presidential candidate, but would love to see her in the senate leadership. And I still like the idea of her drawing as much attention and flack from the venomous village idiots on the right.
Hopefully America is beyond that. Kerry's divorce didn't seem to bother the 60 million folks who voted for him. The divorce was just a matter of Kerry voting for his first wife before he voted against her.