I Told Ya So
During the tempestuous election races back in 2009, I wanted Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for president.
I had nothing against Barack Obama per se, I just wanted a tougher candidate with better credentials.
Now as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has distinguished herself as a loyal soldier to the commander in chief, a no nonsense negotiator and someone who is thought to be doing a difficult job in a dignified, competent manner.
President Obama, on the other hand, has proven to be far too moderate, too prone to give in to the rabid right, too weak on delivering on promises to those who elected him, and basically about as bland as white toast with margarine.
Quick, if you had to assign the word wimp to Obama or Hillary, whom would you choose?
I like Obama, but I am disappointed in him for a variety of good reasons.
Mostly I am disappointed because he's turned out to be bland and conciliatory--more suited to an ambassadorship of an allied nation.
I hope his loyal soldier Hillary decides to run against him in 2012.
She gave him a chance to show what he can do, and he hasn't shown us much.
It's time for a stronger, more progressive president.