Another day, another Hillary in 2008 story.
Slate's Jacob Weisburg explores and demystifies some of the arguments surrounding Hillary's potential presidential bid.
One that he perpetuates, though, is the liberals love Hillary meme.
I really don't see any evidence of that. I mean, I'm a liberal and I don't want her to win. She's the DLC-type centrists, the sworn enemy of us liberals. Where does Weisburg get that we like her?
Really though, liberals like Sen. Russ Feingold. I'm not really sure why we like him, he's not exactly uber-liberal himself. Maybe it is because he is the one guy who voted against the Patriot Act the first time around and his name is on the campaign finance reform legislation that lots of us wanted to see pass.
The truth is that Hillary does have an image problem, but she's always had that problem. Look at footage from Bill first term as Arkansas governor and then from his second non-consecutive term. She's mad herself over before to be more appealing to the masses. She's gonna raise a lot of money, and she's going to spend a lot of money. If she wins the nomination, I'm not sure who will be able to beat her from the other side. Maybe McCain, but he will never be mainstream Republican enough be on the ballot. Frist will get washed out early in the primaries because, let's face it, he's the biggest douche in the universe.
It may be Hillary vs. some unknown Republican senator, which would probably be a walk for her.
She's got name ID, and high enough favorables to make it through a tough primary, and have enough money to trounce anyone half-assed GOP nominee. So she can win.
The question gets back to do we want her to win?