I think it’s pretty likely Clinton will be our next president assuming the Dems don’t implode or Bush doesn’t pull his best move*. But…
Come on people! Can we at least pretend we live in a thriving democracy where different ideas and people can come to the table and have a realistic shot? I was born in 1985. I can’t remember a president who wasn’t part of either the Bush or Clinton crime family duopoly. Are we seriously going to go Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton? That’s 28 years, assuming Ms. Clinton is re-elected. I guess we need to give more time for Jeb to get ready…
Aside from that, from a personal stand point, everyone currently running for the GOP appears to be a deranged lunatic. Most everyone on the left appears to be a bunch of mealy mouthed spineless whimps going through the motions, satisfying their corporate overlords. Give me Kucinich, or failing that, Gore.
Ms. Clinton is better than anything the GOP has to offer, but that’s damning with faint praise.
Imagine Hillary at the helm of the unitary executive. That’s scary to me, because when I watch her foreign policy speeches she strikes me as Bush in a skirt, without the stutter. Well, OK, pantsuit, whatever – you get the idea. Iran, Iraq, the bases, America going back to 1898 in a big way – she pretty much seems to buy into it to the hilt. I wish she were a “radical leftist.”
- Bush’s best move, IMO, will be to begin a draw down of American troops in summer/early fall of 2008, about 100,000 of them. Obviously 40-50K will be needed to guard our “vital national interests” or to “help train police/kill Al-Qaida/some other BS reason”…but that would seem to pretty much KO the Dems, in my estimation.