Hillary Clinton is attempting the Clinton polka runleft in the democratic primary,
then try to capture the center and govern from the left. The question of what has she done in the senate is never answered. Any comparison to Chuck Schumer shows she has done nothing for the people of NY State.
The problem with Hillary is she has been reading the NYT,the Daily Kos and the DC cocktail circut. She is out of touch with the American people and can not present herself as one of us. Bill Clinton could pull off this act, but he really was a trailer park kid who went to Yale and smoked pot at Oxford. The views of the Kos and the NYT reflect a hard left elite but catering to them in general elections is political suicide as comwad Ned Lamont had done. Even Col Bernie Sanders of BSC toned down the obnoxious far left stuff in the primary. He mentioned gas prices and dairy farms in his advertisements.
Blogs in general are not written by moderates. Moderates do not tend to blog as much
but we are out here. Winning national elections becomes who can capture the middle.
The opinions of people in bowling alleys, Walmart Parking lots and PTA's become more relevant than unhinged Kossaks.
Hillary is going to have a hard time capturing the center from Rudy. Rudy also cleverly distanced himself from the Bush adminstration. He was offered jobs and turned them down. Hillary may scream at the top of her lungs, but Rudy owns the center. He is allready a proven leader and talking about Bernie Kerik with Travelgate, cattle futures, selling pardons and shady book deals is not going to cut it. Nor is talk about Rudy's divorces going to gain much traction. Judy Nathan has a
huge potential to have Laura Bush star power. Unlike Hillary she has been divorced and worked real jobs. Her down to earth qualities will help in some areas.
Rudy's choice of VP will go along way to deciding the election. George Allen would have been a good choice, had he not lost the election. A conservative Govenor in the South not named Bush would be ideal.
I still am of the opinion that there will be a Hillary Clinton meltdown. Her every move is choreographed and sooner or later the lamp throwing, foul mouthed antisemitic
harpy will be shown. Why her opponents have shied away from questions of Cattle futures and selling of pardons via Hugh Rodham is unknown. The truth is Obama and Edwards may be holding out for VP. They do not want to win this badly enough to take the fight to Hillary.
Beamish in 08