Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Is Hilary too radical to win?
I would have thought so a few months ago. I changed my mind when I heard some women talking about it, and how they thought Hillary would be better because "the Republicans are too divisive". The main argument against Hillary has always been that she is a divisive figure, so if the GOP has screwed things up so bad that people see Hillary as a "Uniter not a Divider" compared to them, then they have fucked up bad.
The biggest current loss for the GOP is their new image given to them by the Bushites as being fundamentally dishonest people. The Plame affair, the WMD etc fiasco, the constant drum beat of fellows like Robertson and Limbaugh resorting to lies and immorality, is starting to destroy the GOP's "values" image for all but the brainwashed. The Clinton family's ethical peccadillos now seem quaint and tame in comparision, which is another big point in her favor. I think we are going to see a massive bloodletting in the 2006 congressional elections and, unless the GOP nominates McCain, a Democratic win in 2008 no matter who runs, after the new Dem congress starts putting the spotlight on what the GOP has been getting away with for the last six years.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address