Monday, September 04, 2006

Good News

We may not be seeing HDRC (Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, for those who aren't in-the-know) mucking about in Presidential primaries:

FRIENDS of Hillary Clinton have been whispering the unthinkable. Despite her status as the runaway frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president, some of her closest advisers say she might opt out of the White House race and seek to lead her party in the Senate.
Unthinkable! Ghastly! Why, why will she not run?

A recent poll for Time magazine showed that 53% of the electorate said they had a favourable impression of Clinton and only 44% viewed her negatively, figures that President George W Bush can only dream of at the moment. Even so, 53% of independent voters said they would not vote for her.

“The prospect of a Hillary for President campaign has put much of the Democratic establishment in a bind,” Time concluded. “The early line is that Hillary would be unstoppable in a Democratic primary but unelectable in a general election.”

Oh. Because she has no chance of winning. She is loved by the nutroots, abhorred by everyone else. But never worry -- she'll be back in the senate forging great anti-partisan bonds!

As senator for New York, Clinton has forged alliances across party lines with leading Republicans such as Senator John McCain and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives. In the eyes of the electorate, however, she is a potentially divisive figure.

Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a close friend of the Clintons, says “...Nobody is going to think she is not strong enough on national security." Its not national security I'm worried about (other than the cut-and-run initiative sponsored by the nutroots). In truth, its HillaryCare, a huge federal government, tax hikes, and all-in-all socialist efforts that I'm afraid of.

I hope this pans out.