Hailing Hillary

“Fantastic. Could not have been better. Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out the case to vote for Barack Obama better than he does himself,” Lynn Sweet writes.

“She offered the electrifying fight that the limpid Obama has not – setting off paranoia among Democrats that they had chosen the wrong nominee or that Obama had chosen the wrong vice president,” Maureen Dowd writes.

And most stunning, this from Kos: “But rising to the occasion, Hillary Clinton was perfect. I’m quite convinced she would’ve been our nominee had she voted against Bush war in Iraq, and she would’ve been a great nominee.”

You mean you wouldn’t have made her out to be a sleazy racist bitch had she not voted the same way Joe Biden did on the war?


One response to “Hailing Hillary

  1. Olly McPherson

    Maureen Dowd is a nut–I’m not inclined to look to her for wisdom on the Democratic nomination process. Read The Daily Howler yesterday for a breakdown of how screwed her commentary is.

    As for “sleazy, racist bitch” from Kos–got a linkback there? That seems like a little much. In any case, I don’t object to the war vote being used as a litmus test, as it’s a good stand-in for judgment in general. Also, Clinton wasn’t as definitive in shedding the baggage of her Iraq war vote as other nominees were (Edwards, for instance).

    Biden’s vote doesn’t bother me as much, given that he’s going for the “warm bucket of spit” as opposed to the top spot.

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