I have expressed the opinion in various threads that there is no way in hell that Hillary Clinton can win the White House. I still believe this to be the case.
That is–it gave me hope that Hillary’s obvious (to me anyway) unelectability will start to become clear to more and more Democrats. If the message can get across before it is too late, the Dems still have a chance (provided of course that they don’t nominate Obama either). Now this article by itself doesn’t sound any death-knell for Hillary, but c’mon— use a little foresight here-- can’t you guys see how this is going to play out?
I actually like Hillary OK. I think she would be a good president, and I would love to see a female get elected. But she’s not the one who is going to have the broad-based support needed to set the precedent.
Who does that leave? Boy-- you got me… Edwards is a lightweight and the rest are a big ??? to most Americans. Gore is still the best choice available at this time, and the more time that passes with Obama and/or Hillary as front runners, the more Gore becomes the only person who can come in at the last minute (when, hopefully, people finally realize that Hil or Barrack aren’t going to make it) and turn it around.
I still mourn the loss of Vilsack and Bayh as candidates. They were about the candidates we needed, but they got scared by Obama and Hillary’s money and fame and gave up.
Time is of the essence here. Please let’s not all find ourselves wandering around in a daze the day after the election mumbling: “WHAT in the HELL were we thinking? The WOMAN that so many people despise? The young BLACK Senator still wet behind is ears? I guess we deserve to lose.!!!”
It’s going to be a ground-breaking precedent when the first black and/or female gets elected president. It’s not going to come easy because there is still a LOT of bigotry towards any candidate other than the “older white dude”. It’s going to take a superlative candidate to overcome our society’s bias.
Hillary and Obama are strong politicians, but neither one has the broad-based support to win the WH.