Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hillary the Independent

With all the radicalization on the left, and moderation on the right, there is plenty of room for a third party.

Hillary would have to swing to the right quite a bit and run as the girl from Winnetka.

She could say, "You know I've always wanted health care for everyone, and now the country wants that, too. But I'm not a moonbat or a troofer. And I voted to go into Iraq, but that job is finished, and we've won! We can bring our troops home and go on fighting terrorists elsewhere in the world."

Hillary would have to choose a man who would be, or appear to be, strong on national defense.

She would have to do some focus group work on the economy, to position herself as being pro-SMALL business. One thing small business people worry about is providing health insurance to themselves and their workers. Hillary could make the argument that the government should do that. On taxes, she could say that she's for what works.

There are a lot of people (not me) who would vote for her. I think a lot of moderately conservative women would like to see a woman president, if she didn't come with all the Demoonibrat baggage.

Veep? Rudy, or Colin Powell.

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Anonymous said...

Bring it on, That's what I like to hear, Hillary the Independent!

Marvin said...

I hope she runs as an independent. I know there was a lot of talk about that happening if she saw the Republican nominee as week (McCain) and lost to Obama. Of course the original theory stated that Obama would have to have been weakened by scandal after he grabbed the nomination.

Of course it is still a long shot, but then the chickens could be coming home to roost.

Loren Heal said...

It looks doubtful, unless Obama is a complete idiot and passes her over for VP, or she's a bigger idiot and turns it down.

It's hard to say, in the land of continent-sized egos and highly efficient opposition research. If she has pictures of him with a chicken, or he has similar dirt on her, it could affect the process. If she has the goods on him and something on McCain, she might be tempted to go Indy. If he has something bad on her, he might not want her on the ticket for fear of the Republican 527s having it, too.

It all depends on whether she realizes that her Party bosses really don't like her.

It also takes a lot of money to run for President, because you need a nationwide infrastructure, media buys, and your whole team needs to travel a lot.

Anonymous said...

The more I think about it, the more I realize Hillary wouldn't stand a chance as an Indy. She would give the election to McCain though, and if she was passed over for VP, she is shrivel and hateful enough to run such a campaign, simply to punish Obama.

Her campaign being broke as it is right now, I don't think it could mount much of a serious effort. Shame though, an Indy victory, even a Indy Hillary victory might be a good thing in the long run. This is even more true if the alternative was an Obama presidency.

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