Wednesday, February 07, 2007

What's This?

Yesterday or Today there was a story at cbsnews claiming that the Republican party considers Hilary Clinton virtually unbeatable.

Here's one version not at cbs:

REPUBLICANS SEE CLINTON UNBEATABLE
Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com

What many conservatives regard as the nightmare scenario -- President Hillary Rodham Clinton -- is increasingly seen by veteran Republican politicians and strategists as a virtual inevitability. In GOP circles, the Democratic front-runner is seen as so strong, and the political climate for Republicans so hostile, that many influential voices -- including current and former lawmakers, and veterans of President Bush's campaigns -- have grown despairing. These partisans describe a political equivalent of the stages of grief, starting with denial, then resentment and ending with acceptance. -Politico

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The main article (at Politico) is more specific about exactly what they see as HR Clinton's advantages--she's got a lot of money, her entourage is better organized and more experienced than anyone else's, and she has name recognition up there with Hershey and Kleenex.

Now, it's WAY too soon to be excited about this. I for one still have serious doubts about how electable she is and if I had to walk to the polls this evening, I'd put Obama on the ballot. But you know, if there's one thing I'm not afraid to admit it's that I don't understand exactly how the American Voting public works. I vote, and I know why I vote, but my guy doesn't usually get the office. Mr. President Clinton was a rare exception.

I guess you could say this is the first headline about the 2008 elections that caused me to stop and read the rest of the article. Otherwise, I've done nothing but skim the headlines. Anything else seemed premature.

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Now that it's Wednesday I've had a flurry of work after taking most of Monday off (I didn't have an assignment, felt strongly that I should clean the house, but managed to avoid any actual action to that effect). The cold is hanging in there and we've had a two-hour delay every morning this week. This morning we just totally ran with that and missed preschool altogether.

Chris has space heater envy. He's concerned his may actually burn the house down at some point. I hope it doesn't. I will admit to having the superior pair of slippers. A bonus for having bigger feet than my grandmother. I got them when it turned out that they were too big for her feet. Who, come to think of it, turns 95 on Sunday. Only 57 more years and I'll be RIGHT there with her.

I need to get back to finishing my work project.

1 comment:

Aunt Charlotte said...

I figured they would be too big for you also, but better you should fall from tripping on your slippers than her!