Monday, December 31, 2007

Clinton's "vision" thing

End of the year. All I can say is we can only hope 2008 will be a better one although given the events of the last few days, it probably won't be.

To conclude 2007, here's a link to a blog post from freelance journalist Alexandra Kitty about what she perceives -- and I do too -- one of Hillary Clinton's problems; the fact she seems to believe she's entitled to be President, while lacking a vision for it. Alexandra also has some choice words for Peggy Noonan who tries to say the same thing but in a rather ineffectual way.

We may be entitled to our entitlements, but public office isn't one of them. One has to earn that privilege, through the consent of the people. Personally, I hope John Edwards gets the Democratic nom, although his chances of winning it are slim despite his recent ground surge in Iowa. And while I think Clinton is in for the duration, I think even she's smart enough to make sure she has enough of her war-chest saved up for the 2012 Senatorial and Presidential races. She doesn't have to return the money to her contributors, after all. They're not tax deductible; and it's called the grandfather loophole.

Another thing: Clinton has to stop saying phrases like, "This is no time for on the job training." Dubya pulled that stunt in 2004 against John Kerry. No one's going to get fooled again by that one. And seriously ... does anyone believe Bubba when he says he's going to have no role if his wife is elected? This from the same guy who once said, "Two for the price of one?"

Iowa is in just four days time. I think it could be a long night ... and the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning depending on your point of view. Of what, that I don't know.

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1 comment:

RuralSandi said...

Peggy Noonan? Ya, right - a staunch republican who was a speechwriter for Reagan - now that's an unbiased opinion for you.