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The Tally Ho

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Oh, Bill. We'd love you even more if you'd just stop talking.

How is it that our Mr. Clinton can be so energizing and so aggravating at the exact same time? This is from the NYTimes.com's report of Coretta Scott King's funeral.
Of the four presidents, Mr. Clinton was the obvious favorite of the crowd. A huge cheer went up as he reached the open area near Mrs. King's coffin, and the crowd gave him a thunderous standing ovation when he approached the microphone with his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Mr. Clinton was followed by the far more formal remarks of Senator Clinton, who until then had stood silently nodding her head as he spoke.

Mr. Clinton began by saying, "I'm honored to be here with my president and my former presidents." Then he paused briefly and gestured toward Mrs. Clinton, his unspoken words seeming to suggest that he wanted to say future president, too. When the crowd began cheering, Mr. Clinton laughed and said, "No, no, no."

Can there now be even a smidgen of doubt that she's going for it? In my perfect world, there would be no war, we'd use budget surpluses to shrink the deficit, give everybody health care, and I'd probably vote for Hillary in a primary. In the real world, I don't think she can win. If Bill keeps talking about it, the Dems might be paralyzed by the idea long enough to lose another election. Why can't he just stop talking already? It's the same problem that Gore and then Kerry had: you can't win with him, and you can't win without him.

2 Comments:

  • I think there are four people to watch for the Dems in 2008

    Gov. Mark Warner
    Sen. Russell Feingold
    Sen. Barack Obama
    Gen. Wesly Clark

    Personally, I think Feingold will score rather well in a few states, but I can't see him winning it. Obama seems more of a VP. Kerry will again throw his hat in the ring, but I don't think that will be popular with the base and all that. In the end, I think Sen. Clinton will realize that she can have a greater impact with a career in the Senate than in the White House. Sen. Clinton is just what the GOP needs to get people to the polls in Nov. '08. Now, if the Dems and Mr. Webb can somehow geat Sen. Allen later this year - who knows. Either way, i won't vote for Hillary in the primary.

    By Blogger Wells, at 2:41 PM  

  • Warner is the dark horse, and I'd personally love to see a Warner - Allen presidential race.

    Tweed

    Ides of March are fast approaching.

    By Blogger Stockton&Tweed, at 9:47 AM  

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