Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bad Day for the Democrats

I have maintained that Hillary Clinton cannot win election as President. The Democrat base supports her; the Republicans and independents do not. It's impossible to win without independent votes.

I think the Democrats are blinded to Clinton's weakness as a candidate by their hope for a return that ol' Clinton glory. They have had the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency in their minds since she ran for the Senate. They want it so bad they can taste it.

Two elections on Tuesday provide evidence of Hillary Clinton's weakness.

In Ohio, Republican Bob Latta clobbered Democrat Robin Weirauch, 57-43.

In Virginia, the score was 61-37 as Republican Rob Wittman stomped Democrat Phil Forgit, an Iraqi war veteran.

In both races, the Republican ran an ad linking the Democrat with Hillary Clinton. Ohio is a state the Democrats need to win a Presidential election.

I don't want to make too much out of two races, as the Clinton factor might have been negligible; on the other hand these elections might be a demonstration of Hillary Clinton's unpopularity. We'll see.

I suspect we're heading toward the biggest landslide since 1984 when Reagan demolished Mondale. I don't take any satisfaction in this. I fear the beneficiary will be Romney or McCain -- meaning more big government. Either man might push Congress to send him a bill mandating that young people serve the government for two years of their life in some "volunteer" program.

(And another thought. Given how unhinged the Democrats have been during the Bush Presidency, what will they be like if they lose again in 2008?)


AaroN said...

Part of me wishes to see a Democrat in office next year. At least when Republicans complain, it doesn't sound like small children throwing a temper-tantrum.

But you're right. If Hillary is the best they have to offer, there isn't much hope. Unless, of course, you want to take the sexist approach and suggest she'll pull a crazy number of female votes.

EdMcGon said...

As long as Bill Clinton is involved in Hillary's campaign, don't underestimate the "Hildabeast".