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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, August 26, 2005

A Hillary Trainwreck?

Mickey Kaus is reporting that, while the Iraq war going bad is good news for the democrats, it's not good news for Hillary or her Presidential campaign, since , you know, she voted for it. The same press drumbeat of defeatism about Iraq that has helped bring down Bush's numbers has also emboldened the party's mainstream left base (i.e., not just MoveOn or the DailyKos crowd). They hardly care whether Hillary is a member of the DLC. But they do not want to support someone who voted for the war, as Hillary did. Worse, they want a Democrat who is willing to break from the respectable Beltway Tough-It-Out Consensus now, publicly, in a way Hillary has been unable to do. So I guess there will be a potential upside for the republicans even if the Iraq situation gets worse. Heh.


At 8/26/2005 09:24:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

The only upside for the Republicans is that there is no upside for the democrats. People are pissed about how Bush has handled Iraq, but they don't give the democrats any points for being able to fix anything. Same problem the democrats have had for the last 10 years. They complain a lot but they don't DO anything.

At 8/26/2005 01:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats these days remind me of kids in the back seat complaining all the way about everything with a constant "are we there yet?" whine going. I don't think they have figured out why they keep lossing and wonder how long it will take for them to figure it out?


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