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Why all the talk of Hillary running in 08?(5 posts)

Why all the talk of Hillary running in 08?kilimanjaro
Jul 10, 2003 3:13 PM
I am surprised that Democrats are not all squirming at the thought. I don't get it. She had great name recognition, her main opponent dropped out in the middle of the race, she ended up running against a replacement candidate, she has one of the most effective candidates in recent history as her husband/advisor, yet she still barely won.

I don't like the current Bush administration and would not like to see the hard right continue occupying the White House beyond 2008, but it is a pipedream to think she might do better in 08

The right should feign fear at every mention of Hillary in order to mislead the left. Wait, never mind.
I think it is assumed that she is considering a run. . .czardonic
Jul 10, 2003 3:32 PM
. . .and 2008 would be her first realistic chance to run on more than simple name-recognition, i.e. she will (potentially) have a political career that is truly her own under her belt. I don't think that she beleives that she could win in 2004, and I doubt she will commit to 2008 any time soon.

That being said, I don't know of many Democrats who are champing at the bit to put her on the presidential ticket. Rather, I see a lot of Republicans holding her up as a left-wing hobgoblin (and a strident, ambitious female hobgoblin).
I'm for itDougSloan
Jul 10, 2003 4:24 PM
Put her up. We haven't seen a good landslide in 20 years.

Winning New York is vastly different than Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Utah, Nebraska............................

Doug
Aye...Matno
Jul 10, 2003 5:58 PM
Many people don't realize that while NYC is fairly liberal (welfare for votes is a vicious cycle), the rest of New York State is VERY conservative. Granted, by looking at our two senators, it's obvious that the left has some serious voting clout. How else could one state have two of the very worst senators in the entire country?

As for a landslide, well, I'd certainly like to think she would lose that badly, but I don't feel any differently about her than I did about her husband when he ran for president the first time. After that election, I just scratched my head and thought "people are clueless." After he spent four horrible years in the public eye and STILL got elected, I knew that there had to be more than just ignorance going on.

"I would not like to see the hard right continue occupying the White House beyond 2008" I'm going to have to guess that you're assuming someone from the "hard right" will enter the White House in 2004, because that's certainly not what we have now! Bush is more left than right on 9 out every 10 issues. The other 10% seems to get the media attention, but he's just doing whatever it takes to get reelected, NOT following a conservative political platform by any means.
In my opinion..4bykn
Jul 13, 2003 1:59 PM
I honestly don't see the USA electing a woman as president, although I would have no problem voting for Hillary.