Skip to comments.Hillary's presidential remake leaves the Clinton heartland cold
Posted on 01/14/2006 4:29:15 AM PST by yoe
Although it is still more than two years before the main parties in the United States decide on their candidates for the 2008 presidential election, it is widely assumed that the Democratic Party candidate will be the junior senator from New York, Hillary Clinton.
You might expect the political conversation among Democrats to be along the lines of "is Hillary electable" (given the preponderance of red states on the American political map) but as I discovered during a recent visit to the US, many in her natural base have already washed their hands of her.
[snip] At a dinner party in New York last week with a group that included writers, lawyers, a former senior staff member for the Clinton administration and a columnist for The New York Times, the hatred of Hillary Clinton was unconcealed. It was articulated with the passion of people scorned. Clinton has not just disappointed, she has betrayed them. I might have been more surprised at the way these Upper West Side liberals were slagging off at someone many of them would once have seen as a political ally, if not a personal friend, had it not been for a pretty savage piece in that week's New York magazine.
[snip] A far bigger complaint is not about her personality, but her politics. In recent months, Clinton has cosied up to the leading members of the "vast right-wing conspiracy" she once excoriated for trying to bring down her husband. (That was before she knew the truth about Monica Lewinsky.) Former House speaker Newt Gingrich torpedoed the "Hillarycare" health insurance plan in 1994 but that hasn't stopped her making recent common cause with him - on the need to reform health care......
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It's a matched set, I'm certain...
That pic. Those eyes. That Hillary.
Oh, jeez, how could you? I won't eat for a week now.
(BARF!) You're cruel! (ERRRP!!)
Damn you, I don't even want that image in my mind. My attorney will be in touch.
Well, I might use a word other than "fascinating."
Yes, just like their holding their noses now to vote out Santorum.
Unless the Pubs co-opt the "first female president" thing. And even then I would still bet on the Hildebeast. Dems are working now to improve the vote rigging and stealing tactics they used in 2000 and 2004.