Wednesday, August 17

HILLARY'S "CRAWFORD MOMENT" COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER

If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), the odds-on-favorite to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 2008, doesn't watch her step, she may soon end up having the kind of "Crawford moment" at her home in Chappaqua, New York, that George Bush is currently suffering though at his ranch in Texas. Seems the left-wing of the Democratic Party, including its core of left-of-center bloggers, is growing increasingly restive over her purposeful move to the center of American politics. Indeed, the so-called "Netroot" bloggers have turned on Hillary of late because she appears to them to be caught up in a 2004 election undertow that is dragging her back out to centrist, middle America seas.

Hillary, as you likely know, joins in the broad-based chorus of Americans questioning Commander-In-Chief George W. Bush's conduct of the war in Iraq; but she steadfastly opposes a cut-and-run strategy, saying we must prevail in the Middle East. This, I would think, makes her an arch enemy of the Sheehan-frenzied crowd of liberal, anti-war hand-wringers.

Watch your step, Hillary, or elements of the Sheehan Circus & Roadshow may appear on your doorstep waving placards in your nose and placing crosses on your manicured front lawn. Of course, were that to occur, your odds of capturing the White House would increase exponentially in the cornbelt and rustbelt. But I suspect you know that.

SOURCE: Fox News