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.