Thursday, January 25, 2007

Want a Republican President? Nominate Hillary

A Hillary Clinton candidacy virtually guarantees that the next president will be republican. I don't know any high profile politician who evokes such negative emotions from both left and right.
Left:
Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable of taking a clear stand on the war in Iraq, and that alone is enough to disqualify her. Her failure to speak out on Terri Schiavo, not to mention that gross pandering on flag-burning, are just contemptible little dodges.
Right:
"She would not be another President Clinton. She would be President Rodham." Horrors!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

While I do not want to support HRC (because I think there are much better candidates out there), she has one main thing going for her. Money! Money buys TV ads and image and all sorts of things. And it's money that has enabled her to add some very impressive people to a campaign staff that helped her win her last senate run..... including some very "red" areas of upstate New York.
And now that some of the larger states have moved up their primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire will not be as significant. Also keep in mind that the far left wing (like the far right wing) is really only a small percentage of the party. If she wins the nomination she will be in a position to beat anyone.
Now whether she could win the Presidential election, depends more on who the repubs have against her, and less to do with their far right members (including the radio noise makers and racists like Pillhead Limbaugh). As with the election this past November, independent voters will be the real "deciders."
dg

Bernie O'Hare said...

dg, I understand your statement. I have buds who are more or less mainstream Dems. They hate her guts. I think she'll get the Demm nod and then we'll lose in the general election because too many Dems just don't like her and she drives Republicans to work together against her. I'm sure she's polled this to the nth degree but I'll bet you a P-ball tick that she never is elected.

In my view, she's too conservative. I pretty much agree w/ Molly Ivins. Edwards reminds me of saccharin & Obama is way too inexperienceed to be so damn ambitious. I like Al Gore, who seems like a different man from that guy who was once VP. Thank God, it's early.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,
I would go for Gore in a heart beat, but I don't think he's going to run (which will show how smart he really is). I do like Clark and another one I'll consider, based on the limited info I have so far, is Richardson.
dg

Anonymous said...

So, Bernie, to be "so damn ambitious" should be reserved for those who are well seasoned, like Cheney & Rummy? How'd those veteran pols work out for ya?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 8:51, I listened to an Obama speech last night on radio c-span. I like the dude. But he has too little experience. I like his call for universal health care. I don't like his equivocation on so many other issues. Perhaps that should not be a disqualifier. But it bothers me when somoene is so politically ambitious that he runs for prez almost as soon as he's elected to the senate.

Anonymous said...

I can sure respect someone thinking Obama's too green rather than too black.

Regardless, I'm frickin' Barack for Obabma, myself!