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Thursday, January 25, 2007

I don't get it?

While I suppose Democrats actually do like Hillary Clinton, I can't for the life of me figure out why they wouldn't be promoting Bill Richardson for president. They chased the fundraising champion two years ago in John Kerry, and in large part Democrats are blaming Kerry for that loss, but reality was someone with Kerry's background was never going to become president.

Hillary Clinton is a step up from Kerry, but she still represents the least electeble end of the Democrat party, the elitist. And while she shares the Clinton name (no more so then Richardson shares the Bill name) with her husband, the political connection ends there. Forget for a moment that George W. Bush followed his father to the White House and ask yourself this question, is Hillary Clinton as politically gifted as her husband?

History tells us that Governors make better candidates then Senators. No matter how easy it is to explain a voting record the flip flop tag will always stick, and you can't spend time in Washington without voting on both sides of several issues attached to bills related to other issues. Richardson is the closest thing to Bill Clinton the Democrats have, Hillary Clinton is the closest thing they have to John Kerry. The 2006 election might have Democrats convinced they can win no matter what, but if that's the case they should reach to the left.


Blogger Chris Truscott said...

I prefer Gov. Vilsack of Iowa. Hillary is plenty smart and competent, but I think it's time for outside-the-box thinking. It's less likely that we'll get that from people who have spent too much time in D.C. -- Richardson included.

Who do you think will emerge from the GOP field? I wouldn't be surprised if Romney does quite well.

Blogger Chris Truscott said...

Tammy Lee for Senate?


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