10 January 2008

Hillary Narcissus

Quote of the Day:
There was a whiff of Nixonian self-pity about her choking up. What was moving her so deeply was her recognition that the country was failing to grasp how much it needs her.
-NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd, on Hillary's little episode the day before the New Hampshire primary.

Sully points out:
This is always about the Clintons. [They believe that] If the Democrats have to lose to McCain in November so Hillary Clinton can become the first female nominee for any major party, that's a price the country will just have to pay.
I wouldn't have thought that of the Clintons a couple of years ago, but they really are conducting this campaign as if its all about them; as if they are trying to do what George W. Bush did for his family - redeem themselves.

I have news for them: They ain't the Bushes. Both Geogres will go down in history as failed presidents. By contrast, Bill Clinton's presidency was a decent success DESPITE the Republican effort to derail him. But Hillary is not Bill. If he were able to run again there is no doubt he'd win a comfortable victory, if not a landslide. Hillary, I think, will not be so lucky. Too many people are ready to vote against her and if she wins despite that, they'll be ready to stifle her presidency on day one.

And America does not need four more years of that crap.

And yes, before you start piling on, I think it's hugely unfair to Hillary. I think she'd be a great president. But the political realities are what they are. As such, the Clintons should start thinking about the future of America rather than the future of the Clintons. And once they've really thought about it, they would realize that we can't take a chance on four more years of Republican-Fascist rule.