If she’s in, I’m out

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Four years ago I told The Wife that Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2008, and win. She has told me that it would never happen.

In her arguments she sited many historical examples justifying her position. Most of our married life, she has been right the majority of the time. But for the historical records, please note: this is not one of those times.

I will even go out on a limb and say that if Hillary picks Edwards as her running mate, she is going to win by a landslide. That makes me about as popular around this county as someone saying they don’t like sugar in their tea.

Before you swear never to read my column ever again, just remember one thing. I didn’t say I was going to vote for Hillary. I just said she’s going to win. Let us examine why.

First, Hillary Clinton is unique; she’s done what no other person running for president has ever done: Slept with a sitting president. OK, bad example. But after being elected, she can turn to him for advice — just like he turned to her during his presidency when he needed advice. That is if he’s not gallivanting around in Air Force One.

In my opinion, she should indeed ask Bill his advice on everything having to do with being president. Then do the exact opposite.

Hillary will bring to the voting booth the largest block of voters out there – women. Women make up approximately 54 percent of the American population. Maybe it’s about time we let a women run things. Men have been running the world for over 4,000 years. Look at the mess we’ve made.

I bet if Hillary gets elected, she can fix things within four years. If not, she’s got a perfect patsy – Bill. People have been blaming him for things he never did – and some things he did do – for years.

She’ll bring universal health care to every man, women, child, and illegal immigrant in this county. And on this part of her platform, I do agree. No one should go without affordable health care. The only problem I have with her plan is the affordable part.

I’m glad she graduated from Yale Law School and has twice been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. She’s gonna have to be — to figure out who’s gonna pay for all of it.

Her stance on the war in Iraq is plain. She believes we should bring our troops home. I agree with her on this issue also. Especially if we get universal health care – we’ll need the troops to keep the peace. All the forms we’re gonna have to fill out and waiting for months just to see a doctor could cause riots in the streets.

One last thought why voters will turn out in droves for Hillary. Even though Bill can never run again, they know that a vote for Hillary will be a vote for him. In his eight years of being president, the economy was booming, jobs were created, and the stock market skyrocketed to record highs.

OK, so he got impeached, brought shame to the office of the presidency, and lowered the morality bar for the entire country. You can’t have everything. Besides, the biggest war he got into was with his wife, when she found out what he had done.

But, everything considered, I really don’t want her to win. And there’s a very good reason why. It has nothing to do with her foreign policy, universal health care, her stance on the war in Iraq, or her fiscal policy.

Nope, my reasoning for not voting for her is more important that all of that stuff. I just don’t want to see Bill in an inaugural gown. Let’s face it: He just doesn’t have the legs to pull it off.

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Submitted by hi grover on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 10:49pm.

Hillary just might be the antichrist... i know it sounds crazy but i really believe she sold her soul a long time ago...she is a socialist. she may be smart but she is not the right answer for this country. here is a tip people, if all of hollywood endorses her that should be a signal to the normal people in this country to vote the other way. no to hillary and no to evil. that is what i think.

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Submitted by Git Real on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 10:54pm.

A point of correction. It seems "all of Hollywood" is moving to support Osama Barak. But Hillary has a plan. Make Obama Yo Mama her running mate and TaDa...problem solved.

Oh..and welcome to the board. Nice to have ya! Smiling


You don't need to defend a Lion. You just need to let him out of his cage.

C.S. Lewis

Submitted by hi grover on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 11:04pm.

Bring on obama mama and everyone will be happy. they can solve all the problems in this country. PUUULEASE!!! what is going on in this country that people would even entertain this. it is kind of scarey. actually it is really frightening. who do you think the repubs will bring to the table?

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Submitted by Git Real on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 11:17pm.

Will trot out the same old washed out do-nothingers that have been bantered about for years. Mitt Romney...won't work. John McCain...why bother? Tancredo....not a chance because Conservatism is no longer welcom in the Republican party.

I vote that we solve a bunch of problems at one time and go ahead and merge teh "D's" and the "R's" together and form a united socialist front thus creating a void for the "partyless peoples" to fill. What that would look like I'm not sure. But what would we have to lose?


You don't need to defend a Lion. You just need to let him out of his cage.

C.S. Lewis

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 1:19pm.

Slick put-down. I also suppose Guiliani's treatment of his wife is ok since he is a semi- "conservative?"
I guess you also like 9 trillion debt as opposed to 8 trillion surplus during Clinton's presidency?
And you are worried about a little health insurance?

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