The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Friday, May 19, 2006

A lot of good ideas seem to come from Europe and work their way west to the US: Who Wants to be a Millionaire and American Idol are just a couple of examples. Now the newly elected Prime Minister of Italy, Romano Prodi, has proposed pulling that country’s troops out of Iraq. Is this a portent of things to come for our country in 2009 when we will have a newly elected president in office? The conflict may have dragged on for six years by then, with more lives lost, more money squandered, more deficits accumulated. We’re tired of the war now. Can you imagine the national mood in 2008 when Americans go to the polls and elect a new president? I don’t think we will want to elect someone who voted for the war. They are part of the problem. That includes Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and John Kerry. The time will be ripe for someone like Al Gore or Wesley Clark.

Bob Herbert, in a recent opinion piece, says there is a good chance that Hillary Clinton can get the Democratic nomination in 2008, but it is still uncertain that she could win the presidency. That, of course, is another part of the puzzle. As I have said before, the only red state I can imagine Hillary carrying is Florida. And it is by no means certain that she would carry all the blue states. I think a Gore or a Clark would carry all the blue states, and would be competitive in some red states, particularly given their stances on the war and the mood of the country in 2008. How about a Gore-Clark ticket for 2008? Sounds a winner to me, especially for our country.

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  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Justine said…

    I'd like to see a woman President of the US. It would be a historic vote. I think there are women who would rally to this opportunity to elect a woman President. Others will turn out just to participate in a historic election. After 43 male Presidents it's long overdue. Those who say that some democrats may vote against her (because of her gender) are entirely misguided. Democrats will vote for her (they're hardly going to vote Republican after all they've seen in the last few years). The only people likely to be put off by gender are a small minority of Republican men, not likely to vote for a democrat at any rate! She could win over some Republican women and has already won over some of them in New York.


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