I am really not into the whole black helicopter/conspiracy theory thing…HOWEVER--I do allow myself one indulgence –The Hillary Factor…
Now, let me preface this apocalyptic post by saying that I was never a ‘right wing
Hillary is another story. She scares the hell out of me. There is a small bit of respect mixed in with that fear (–in the interest of full disclosure). Now, I have tried to think through the two available scenarios by which she will get herself elected as the first female President of the
Scenario 1: Bush Wins
Kerry’s poll numbers are quite close –if not even with Bush’s and this is a problem for Hillary. If Kerry wins (god forbid) and has a 2-term Presidency (shudder) it will be 2012 –at that point Edwards is the likely nominee and if he gets 8 years (arggh) it puts us at 2020 –which makes Hillary 73 years old.
She needs Bush to win this election. There are many Democrats that would be very hesitant to vote for a woman president (think teamsters-roofers-plumbers unions), BUT if Bush gets 4 more years the hate on the left will be at historical highs and they would vote for Forest Gump if he ran as a Democrat in ’08. Add Trouser-Gate and my scenario is all but written in stone. This info (the stealing of national archives) was NOT leaked by republicans…Karl Rove is WAY too intelligent for that (call him the devil, but he is smart as hell). The White House had the 9/11 report before the public did and knew that there was nothing damning to the Administration in it. If they were going to leak this they would have held on to it until the weekend before the election (just like the Gore campaign did with Bush’s DUI). SO either the
Is it worth Bush winning if it all but guarantees a Hillary presidency in ‘08? Would we be better of with 4 years of Kerry? Now some of you may say if Kerry screws up too bad Hillary can run against him for the nomination on ’08, BUT if it was a democrat in office that screwed up another democrat has a slim to none chance of getting elected –history shows this and Hillary knows it!
Do you see the dilemma? Kerry now or Hillary later…Who would be the least destructive of the two? Hillary may become a hawk to prove that she isn’t a weak woman. If she is elected she will want a two-term Presidency, so she may shift to the center like ‘magical me’ did when he was President.
This is why Hillary didn’t leave Bill throughout all of his shenanigans. This is the grand plan. There is NO way she is going to let some insignificant senator from
A little something for everyone (on both sides of the isle) to contemplate as we go into the week of the Convention…and head into the election…should be fascinating!