Monday, January 22, 2007

Not forgotten...

Bob Harris thinks that Hillary Clinton may be unelectable. I think it's hard to judge that at the moment, especially given her strong polling against even such rising GOP stars as Guliani. However, the view of her among Democrats remains quite divided, not least because of the uncompromising positions she's taken during her time in the Senate:
In the wake of 9-11, it wasn't just George W. Bush telling the world "every nation has to be either with us or against us." It was Hillary, as you can hear for yourself.

In October 2002, during the debate about giving Bush authorization to invade Iraq, it wasn't just Dick Cheney telling the world in that Saddam Hussein had links to Al-Qaeda. It was Hillary, from the floor of Congress.

And in February 2005, it wasn't just John McCain claiming that democracy was taking root in Iraq, and that the insurgency was in its last throes. It was Hillary, standing right at John McCain's side.

Yeah. So President Hillary would be soooooo much better about Iraq. Clap louder, everybody. Make it come true.
Plenty of people were wrong on the war initially, but some have continued to make their wrongness a prominent part of their public presence, and I'm not sure this is the time when folks are going to feel interested in rewarding that...

(via This Modern World)

Update: in a different vein, the TPM Cafe offers a comparison of the fundraising approaches of the Clinton and Obama camps...

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