The best chance of beating Hillary is not Condi. There is a sizable percentage of the electorate that will not vote for a woman over a man. Some acknowledge their bias...some vote that way never realizing why.
But Hillary cannot win in an election against a male candidate because even if this biased contingent represents 5 percent of the population, that is enough to turn the election.
By running against Condi, she eliminates the gender issue, and increases the amount of votes she could receive.
There will be a big media push for the R Party to run Condi, just like there was for McCain, mark my words.
I actually do NOT believe Condi would be hillary's strongest opponent. (I favor a Giuliani-Allen ticket. I disagree with Morris that Giuliani can't be nominated. Because of Katrina--and now the Avian Flu--proven disaster-management competence trumps ideology for all but the most intractable social conservative.)
My only point re Condi is that she is perhaps the only woman on the political scene with an image of strength, (an absolute requirement to prosecute the War on Terror)... as opposed to missus clinton, who built a career being a weak, pathetic, zipper-hoisted victim, etc. (See below.)
The reviews miss the point of the show, (i.e., the show is not optional but necessary (though hardly sufficient) if clinton is to prevail), because the reviews fail to identify missus clinton's problem in the first place. And circular reasoning compounds the error.
While America appears not to be ready for a female president under any circumstances, the post-9/11 realities pose special problems for a female presidential candidate. Add to these the problems unique to missus clinton. The reviews make the mistake of focusing on the problems of the generic female presidential candidate running during ordinary times.
These are not ordinary times. America is waging the global War on Terror; the uncharted territory of asymmetric netherworlds is the battlefield; the enemy is brutal, subhuman; the threat of global conflagration is real.
Defeating the enemy on the battlefield isn't sufficient. For America to prevail, she must also defeat a retrograde, misogynous, troglodyte mindset. To successfully prosecute the War on Terror, it is essential that the collective patriarchal islamic culture perceives America as politically and militarily strong. Condi Rice excepted, this requirement presents an insurmountable hurdle for any female presidential candidate, and especially missus clinton, historically antimilitary, forever the pitiful victim, and, according to Dick Morris, "the biggest dove in the clinton administration."
It is ironic that had the clintons not failed utterly to fight terrorism... not failed to take bin Laden from Sudan... not failed repeatedly to decapitate a nascent, still stoppable al Qaeda... the generic female president as a construct would still be viable... missus clinton's obstacles would be limited largely to standard-issue clintonisms: corruption, abuse, malpractice, malfeasance, megalomania, rape and treason... and, in spite of Juanita Broaddrick, or perhaps because of her, Rod Lurie would be reduced to perversely hawking the "First Gentleman" instead of the "Commander-in-Chief."
Mia T, 10.02.05
the clinton-clinton-Broaddrick kind of rape, according to Susan Estrich
THE DANGER OF RUNNING VICARIOUSLY
Bill O'Reilly chews up and spits out the hillary clinton candidacy
HILLARY'S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PROBLEM
(see descriptor morphs)
ESTRICH IMPEACHED BY HER OWN WORDS,
EXPOSES STOCK HILLARY PLOY: EXPLOIT WOMEN
my amazon.com review
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: ED KLEIN AND SUSAN ESTRICH AGREE ABOUT HILLARY
ESTRICH BOOK EXPOSES STOCK HILLARY PLOY: EXPLOIT WOMEN
OPEN LETTER TO SEAN HANNITY ON ESTRICH INTERVIEW, THE CLINTONS' RAPE OF BROADDRICK
(with additions, corrections, addendum)
CLINTONS' DOCUMENTED ABUSE OF WOMEN
hillary clinton is a "CONGENITAL LIAR"
("I am not a crook")
retrograde feminist fraud positions herself as victim (again) in order to win White House
[FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU! FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME!]
NOTE THE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN CLINTON REACTION TIME AND CONTENT TO THE TWO RAPE CHARGES
CATCHING THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KINGFISH
differential reaction to the two rape charges snares the clintons
HILLARY FLUNKED D.C. BAR EXAM
"the smartest woman in the world" sought less competitive venue