Saturday, September 29, 2007

The trouble with Hillary

By Libby

Speaking of Hillary, I sometimes wonder, if the Democratic party doesn't have a death wish. Gail Collins puts her finger on why Democrats should be concerned about the seemingly inexorable march towards anointing her as the nominee. Collins pulls this quote from a recent debate.

When the moderator, Tim Russert, asked whether she was completely ruling out the idea of lifting the cap, this is what Clinton had to say:
“Well, I take everything off the table until we move toward fiscal responsibility and before we have a bipartisan process. I don’t think I should be negotiating about what I would do as president. You know, I want to see what other people come to the table with.”
This is an excellent example of how to string together the maximum number of weasel words in one sentence. It was also pretty typical of Hillary’s entire evening.

Our heir apparent is campaigning like it's 1992, carefully culitvating a moderate persona and working diligently to say nothing lest she offend anyone. But that won't necessarily win the White House in 08.

Hillary already has to overcome the baggage of her last name and her insider status. The people have had their fill of professional politicians and are hungry for a true leader and real change. Hillary is simply not showing any leadership and the Dems may well find the motivated voters remember Slick Willy too well, to elect a Slick Hilly.

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