Tuesday, January 25, 2005

THE "NEW" DEMOCRAT

It's happened. I'd suspected that shortly after the election, you'd begin to hear from the junior Senator from New York (a/k/a Hillary Clinton).

She doesn't disappoint, at least from the standpoint of her predictability.

There is no doubt in my mind that she and her advisors purposely kept her out of last year's election, knowing that the party was in no mood to make "centrist" noises. To go against Bush, you had to be anti-Bush to the exclusion of everything else and the Clinton's aren't that good at being against anything. They are superb at being "for" something, so it made sense to let Dean and Kerry kill each other off so that there would only be walking wounded on the Democrat side in 2008. They did their part.

Now, Sen. Clinton can begin to talk about what she's "for." And, I suspect, she will key in on conservative hot buttons and paint a picture that she doesn't hate them, that she respects and understands their point-of-view. In other words, she's saying "let's discuss" our differences rather than yelling at each other.

Yesterday, she made her first overture for "peace" with conservatives by talking about abortion in front of a conference of abortion supporters.

She's running!!

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