January 19 2008
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) reacts as she is applauded at her New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester January 8, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Rubenstein
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THE HILLARY FACTOR

Since the whole world has weighed in on Hillary and New Hampshire, I thought I might as well. I was amazed at how the press had inaugurated Obama (I like Obama and could vote for him) and written off Hillary.

It's great that the pundits were wrong in predicting Barack would win. The media has become so smug and arrognant with their polling predictions and prognostications. (Why Presidential polls are wrong?)

I have one main reason that I support Hillary- She's a woman and men have screwed up the country, look at the present White House-so, GO HILLARY!

To be honest, Hillary tearing up was kind of endearing and there are all kinds of theories of what that moment did for her campaign. Some "know it all" a'holes say it was contrived (if it was, she is the best actress I've ever seen and I don't think so. Regardless, I would refuse to believe it as I refuse to believe Randolph Scott was gay). Some credit the tears with bringing out the vote for hillary. Regardless, it was a very human moment.

On a personal note, I don't know why politics in our country excites us so. It is relatively insane. Politicians, for a moment, become one of us. Think about it: Hillary, for instance, has people at her beck and call; and when, she was First Lady, she was American royalty and received first class treatment everywhere she went. Now, she is out with the "common" folks pressing flesh. It's pretty refreshing.

Here's a last plug for Hillary, at least for now:

I envision a scene in which tensions are high surrounding some world event. Advice is everywhere. The situation is Iraq revisited with the intel about as "sorry" as it was when we invaded Saddam. No testosterone, chest beating, or idiocy to the max.

Hillary weighs the options and thinks to herself, "This does not materially affect our country. American boys will die if I do this." She turns to her advisers and says something like, "Have we done everything possible? Is the threat really real? How does this affect us? Let's wait a bit more and watch this play out."

See what I mean? Imagine where we would be today had we waited in Iraq since we had the flimsiest of intel? We would have almost 4000 more Americans who would be enjoying life in our great country. KT




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