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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Hillary loses Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton has a few problems if she wants to secure the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She is a leader who fails to lead. She does not appear "electable." But most of all, Hillary has a Bill Clinton problem. (And no, it's not about that.)
-- Markos Moulitsas, aka Daily Kos, in an op-ed in today's WaPo. Kos points out what I've been saying for years--Hillary is a big-money, big-corporation "Democrat" who doesn't represent the vast majority of Democrats, or Americans, for that matter. And even if she manages to but the 2008 nomination, she's likely to lose the election.

Plus, she's SUCH a wimp. Kos:
Afraid to offend, she has limited her policy proposals to minor, symbolic issues -- such as co-sponsoring legislation to ban flag burning. She doesn't have a single memorable policy or legislative accomplishment to her name. Meanwhile, she remains behind the curve or downright incoherent on pressing issues such as the war in Iraq.

On the war, Clinton's recent "I disagree with those who believe we should pull out, and I disagree with those who believe we should stay without end" seems little different from Kerry's famous "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" line. The last thing we need is yet another Democrat afraid to stand on principle.
Or one who, when she takes a stand (and a crappy one at that), make it clear that she disagrees with the vast majority of the population. Right now, I'd guess that probably 70% of Americans believe we should pull out, and 15% believe we should stay indefinitely. That leaves Hillary representing the remaining indecisive 15%, who probably won't vote anyway. The corporations giving Hillary her millions now know what they are doing--paying the Washington Generals to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters. They helped the Democrats sink themselves in '04 by funding the hapless Kerry in the primaries, and they know the much-hated Hillary is even more of a sure thing--for the Republicans. Because if the Globetrotters had to get on the floor with the Pistons, all the fancy dribbling in the world wouldn't put the ball in the basket.