Monday, July 19, 2010

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.


nonnie9999 said...

if things were the way i hoped they would be, hillary would have been prez and obama veep. then he could have run for prez in 2016, and he would have had a better appreciation for how things actually work in d.c.

i highly doubt that hillary will run against him in 2012. unless things go into the shitter even more than now, i don't know what dem, other than maybe dennis kucinich, would run against obama.

jadedj said...

Republicans are like a pack of mad dogs...they smell blood and they go for the kill...repeatedly. For sure, he has given them plenty of blood smell.

I am still of the opinion that he is a damn sight better than the McCain scenario, but I think you are right...we need a killer in there. But I don't see Hillary taking up that banner against him. At this point, I'm not optimistic.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I can see Hillary using her dignified tenure as Secretary of State as a platform for a presidential run.
She could simply say we need a more resolute, forceful president and she's the right one for the job.
And she'd be 100 accurate in that assessment. Obama's little parakeet balls have simply not been big enough to handle the job.
I think Hillary's got rhinocerous balls, and that's what we need against the Republicans AND foreign enemies.
She's a little like Richard Nixon was--someone nobody would ever want to cross.

Matty Boy said...

I can't see her doing it. It's weak and bad form. She'd be a modern day McLellan.

Also, she's NOT a progressive, she another moderate Democrat. There's no way this country is going to elect someone who holds the views of a Dennis Kucinich these days, even if he was as tall and good looking as his wife.

bigsis said...

As weak as Obama is and as adverse as he is to confrontation, I think Hillary could just walk up to him and tell him to back off because she's going to take over - and he'd comply.

Dusty said...

You were right Zip...pains me to say it...but you were. The Big O is a pussy and a wimp of mythic stature as far as I am concerned.

KarenZipdrive said...

Matty, I think she's at least more progressive that Obama on gay and lesbian issues.

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Dusty said...

Hell yes Hillary is more in tune and sympathetic to the LGBT's. Obama is useless to them, like tits on a bullfrog.