Signs of the Apocalypse 2

God help me. This morning I found my own opinion of Hillary Clinton in Maureen Dowd’s column:

“She hasn’t accomplished anything on her own since getting admitted to Yale Law,” wrote Joan Di Cola, a Boston lawyer, in a letter to The Wall Street Journal this week, adding: “She isn’t Dianne Feinstein, who spent years as mayor of San Francisco before becoming a senator, or Nancy Pelosi, who became Madam Speaker on the strength of her political abilities. All Hillary is, is Mrs. Clinton. She became a partner at the Rose Law Firm because of that, senator of New York because of that, and (heaven help us) she could become president because of that.”

Hat tip: memeorandum

I don’t believe that the 2008 presidential election will be determined by hatred of George W. Bush, by fear of terrorism, by how the war in Iraq is going (and, believe me, it will still be going), by how the economy is doing, by defective products from China, by healthcare, Social Security or any of the 10,000,000 other issues that are on the table, under the table, or can be brought to the table. It will be determined, like every other presidential election that I can remember, by how well the winning candidate (and/or his/her campaign staff) is able to weave his/her life experiences into a credible explanation for why he or she should be president in a manner that paints a positive picture of the United States and its future.

Do that for Hillary Clinton. I dare you. Whenever I attempt the exercise, to paint a compelling picture I’ve got to veer so far from reality that I can’t even see reality from where I’m standing. Mind you, I think that you can make a credible case for Sen. Clinton being the head of a social services agency or a legal services organization or even, since that’s what New Yorkers seem to want, the junior senator from New York.

2 comments… add one
  • Larry Corbett Link

    Well, we’ve seen for years now just what our current failing president has done and what he has done to us..but we can’t give him all the credit now can we…Bush just didn’t do it all on his very own..he, and others like him did it together…they planned and schemed and lied to us, and look where all that wisdom and knowledge got us..they’ve dung the deepest darkest pit and have been shoving as many good American people as possible into it…

    When we win in 2008, no matter which one wins, Hillary or any of the other highly qualified candidates, they too will bring a lot good hard working Americans with them, but the big difference is that in 2008, Americans will have a team in place who cares for and who will work hard for all Americans unlike that of the current administration, who’s only interest is their own and the very few like them.

    You can mock Hillary all you want, but she has something that seems to be missing dearly from our current administration, she has a deep compassion
    for all can say this for all of the democratic presidential candidates..they have compassion for all…

    It will take a while once we are back to fix the problems that Bush has burried us with, but we’ll fix them, as we have every other time since the 1980’s when the Republicans have been in office and messed things up so badly with their coruption, lies and decetes.

    Victory in 2008!!!

  • Hillary Clinton appeals to a particular demographic base – upper-middle class, liberal, professional, Boomer women for whom the sturm and angst of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s remain the formative schema of their lives. Any specific accomplishments or failures on Clinton’s part are really irrelevant to this base so long as they can identify with her representing their collective, generational, anxieties and aspirations as women. Their loyalty is unshakable.

    Hillary’s other supporters, from corporate interests, to interest groups to party professionals are giving her conditional allegience in comparison out of pragmatic calculation.

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