All about Hillary Clinton
Things don't seem to be going very smoothly for the Hillary for President in 08 campaign, which-don't kid yourself- started like 10 years ago. Hillary apparently has ruffeld the feathers of the more liberal segment of the democratic party by issuing a call for unity amongst the party to defeat the evil right-wing people. Leftist bloggers, headed by Daily Kos, caught wind of her "centerist" positions and her relationship with the despised amongst Democrats DLC and waged an unprecetended attack on her. Not that i am gloating or anything! Roger Hickey, co-director of the liberal Campaign for America's Future, said Clinton had badly miscalculated the current politics inside the Democratic Party and argued that she could pay a price for her DLC association if she runs for president in 2008. "There has been an activist resurgence in the Democratic Party in recent years, and Hillary risks ensuring that there's a candidate to her left appealing to those activists who don't much like the DLC," he said. However, as anyone who observed the 2000 and 2004 elections would tell you, this is not the way democrats operate. Democrats always look for electibility, which means the following: a "centerist" candidate- Bonus points if from southern origion- that they think republicans might vote for, despite their lack of Charisma or ability to connect with people ( Gore, Kerry, anyone?). This is the main difference between democrats and republicans: Democrats chose the guy they think republicans might vote for, republicans chose the guy they would like to vote for. This is why Dean lost in the Democratic primaries in 2004: the democrats liked him, but were afraid the republicans wouldn't vote for him, so they chose the man that looks like the Tree from the Wizard of Oz, despite his utter lack of Charisma and the fact that he is from Masschusetts (Mass yankee liberals don't get southern votes) . Then they wonderd why the hell they lost. But wait, say the Hillary believers: Hillary is different. Hillary votes centerist, yet has liberal appeal. Hillary is also a woman, this may get the women voters. And she is a clinton, and everybody misses the Clinton days, when the Economy was good and the nation's biggest problem was whether the Prez did or did not get head from a jewish intern with big Tatas. After 8 years of Bush, they say assuredly, people will go for anything Clinton. Ehh, not so fast. To say that the women will vote for Hillary just because she is a woman is actually naive and insulting to women, especially the big chunk of female voters who do not like Hillary, and to be more specific the conservative or religious ones, and they are becoming a bigger part of the female population (hence Hillary speaking about her faith nowadays) . Not to mention, if the republicans throw in their own female candidate , like Liddy Dole for example, they could take that vote too. Plus, Hillary has the same major flaw that Gore and Kerry had : She is not liked personally and the chances of her connecting with the regular voters is close to nill! Sure, she is respected, she is admired, she is a great role model for all of the Welsley Chickas (Kate, if you are reading this, I mean YOU), but she isn't personally likeable. There is something cold and inhuman about her, comapred to, let's say, Elizabeth Edwards. Sure, Bill will be the one doing all the charming pimpage for his wifey, but that's not enough to get people to vote for her or like her and this is why she will probably lose. The democrats are better off going with Edwards or something, unless they are really focused on becoming a minority party forever. Ehh, who knows? It's far too early to call anyway.