Saturday, January 20, 2007

And the big surprise announcement is.....

Oh sorry, there isn't any surprise here. Hillary formally announced her candidacy as the heir apparent of the Democratic Party for 08. Color me unenthusiatic but you can sure Republican operatives across the land are cheering loudly. A Clinton ticket is their best hope of keeping the White House.

Hilzoy does a great job of listing the reasons why Hillary spells doom for Democrats and sums it up with this quote,
The real problem is that she'd be a disaster for the Democrats if she were nominated, and, I suspect, not that great a President in the unlikely event that she won. ...[T]his is a campaign that calls for hemlock stakes, garlic, and silver bullets.
I'm with Hilzoy on this. I've been screaming NO!!! since the day they first floated her name. Her time is long past and she's demonstrated time and time again that she's a just a gear in the big machine politics that the people rejected in 06.

I'll say it again. If the Dems want to win, they should dump the whole primary fight and be grooming Webb-Tester by consensus. I think that's a ticket that could cross over and win big in 08. It's a new age and it calls for a new approach and fresh faces as yet untainted by the stink of Beltway insider trading.
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Anonymous lester said...

I don't think she has a chance. the november elections were a strong vote against the war and the beltway, two things she is rightfully associated with.

If she were smart she'd go as an indendent like lieberman and score votes from right wingers who are afraid of obama more than they feel the need to support whatever shmuck the GOP puts up.

2:16:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Good point Lester. She has a lot in common with LIEberman.

2:45:00 PM  

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