Democrats and Hillary

It's very hard to disagree with this analysis:

Hillarykevinwolfap She doesn't have a single memorable policy or legislative accomplishment to her name. Meanwhile, she remains behind the curve or downright incoherent on pressing issues such as the war in Iraq.
On the war, Clinton's recent "I disagree with those who believe we should pull out, and I disagree with those who believe we should stay without end" seems little different from Kerry's famous "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" line. The last thing we need is yet another Democrat afraid to stand on principle.
In person, Clinton is one of the warmest politicians I've ever met, but her advisers have stripped what personality she has, hiding it from the public. Some of that may be a product of her team's legendary paranoia, somewhat understandable given the knives out for her. But what remains is a heartless, passionless machine, surrounded by the very people who ground down the activist base in the 1990s and have continued to hold the party's grassroots in utter contempt. The operation is rudderless, without any sign of significant leadership. And to top it off, a sizable number of Democrats don't think she could win a general election, anyway.

Now, imagine how rough the Republicans will be on her. I have two major issues with Senator Clinton. The first is that she is, willy-nilly, a deeply polarizing figure. After the deep red-blue divides of the past decade and a half, a candidacy that would simply take those wounds and rub salt in them cannot be good for the country. Secondly, the Bill problem is insurmountable. I'm not talking about sex. I'm talking about what on earth you do with him if she wins the White House. We will be back to a co-presidency, with all its psycho-dramas and constitutional worries. (Why should anyone win a co-presidency through marriage?) I know she has a massive money advantage. But I don't think she'd even stand a faint chance up against McCain. The theme of the next few years will be change. The Democrats shouldn't offer up a warmed-over version of a bitter, divisive past.

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