Monday, April 11, 2005

NY GOP Gunning for Hillary

According to this AP story, (which I read in the Ithaca Journal):
Claiming Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the White House on a path "paved with her lies and distortion," New York's GOP chairman has kicked off a national "STOP HILLARY NOW!" fund-raising effort to thwart her 2006 re-election bid.

For some reason, the only people who give a second thought to the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for President are Republicans. I can understand why they would not want Hillary as President, but why should they fear her running for President? She would likely lose every state except (maybe) New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California.

Perhaps the Republicans are playing a Brer Rabbit/briar patch game with the Democrats: "Please don't nominate Hillary! Anyone but her!" Or maybe, being superstitious folk, they believe that Hillary really is a witch who will use black magic to win the general election.

More likely, they are playing on the anti-Hillary hysteria of their base in order to generate enthusiasm and donations for defeating Hillary's reelection to the Senate in 2006.


Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

I think you underestimate Hillary. By some poles, she is the most admired woman in America. Depending on who she's up against, she could have a decent chance in '08. And if it's Newt, I'd put the odds in her favor.

10:02 PM  

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