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November 29, 2006

Let’s hope Mr. Todd is right

The National Journal has an interesting piece on the widespread belief that Hillary has the nomination for president all sewn up. Chuck Todd lays out six reasons why her run will be difficult, I find #6 particularly interesting:

President Bush: Welcome to what I believe is the single biggest problem for Clinton. It’s Bush, America’s second “legacy” president. It’s not that any Democratic voter will believe she will be like the younger Bush as president — it’s that Democrats may want to break the cycle of Bush, Clinton, Bush and Clinton. It’s possible voters got the “change” bug out of their system in ‘06, but if not, the fatigue of the same people in charge for a 20-year period (or basically, a generation) is going to be a problem. Clinton’s far from being an outsider. Also, don’t underestimate the polarization fatigue. No matter who started it, the twin-wing hatred of the Bushes on the left and the Clintons on the right may be exhausting the political system. Perhaps that “Rodham” name can be of use after all…

Via Daily Politics.

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Can you say “President Kinky Friedman?”

Posted by: Gerard at November 30, 2006 at 12:23 am

Not just to be a contrarian:
If (and only if) we have to have a Democrat as the 44th President, who better than “Hillary!”?
This is a serious question.

Posted by: Mark Poling at November 30, 2006 at 11:01 am

I find the third item most compelling. People are sick of the Iraq war, they be even sicker of it by ‘08, and Hillary is properly pegged as a vicious warmonger.

Posted by: Jim Lesczynski at November 30, 2006 at 12:16 pm

See, Jim makes my point.

Posted by: Mark Poling at November 30, 2006 at 12:58 pm
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