Saturday, October 13, 2007

If I Were A Democrat . . .

I'd be worried about the problem this cartoon highlights.

But as a Republican, I worry that Sen. Clinton will get away with such doubletalk. She is, after all, a runaway leader in the national polls among Democrats; and her husband elevated the art of doubletalk to a new level during eight years as President-- and continues as perhaps the most accomplished practitioner of the art in U.S. history.

The MSM seemed to admire Bill Clinton's ability to prevaricate. They also don't seem to mind Hillary's skills in the same area. Bill didn't have to deal with the blogosphere, however, and she cannot match him in the skill of lying with a straight face. This is going to be fascinating to watch.


Blogger The Kosher Hedgehog said...

Two points, Lowell:
(1) At the risk of being ordered to send back my Mitt Romney bobble-head doll and water bottle, I note that Mitt Romney has also been accused of flip-flopping, and his explanations do not seem to satisfy the pundits.
(2) Some conservatives, myself included, when assessing the likelihood that a Democrat will win the White House in 2008, take perverse comfort in the fact that Hillary Clinton (like Hubby Bill) is perfectly willing to shift positions when exigencies and the political winds so dictate. (I believe that Dick Morris, when he was a Clintonite, cointed the term "triangulation".) Once elected President, she is quite likely to repudiate the wing nuts and pursue sane policies on national security. However, on domestic policy she will veer as far left as the Rebuplicans, whether then a minority or majority in Congress, will let her.

Monday, October 15, 2007 12:14:00 AM  

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