Saturday, May 28, 2005

Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton--Is this What we Want?

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans (53%) say they would likely vote for Hillary Clinton if she runs for President in 2008. Some of this support is probably due to there currently being no other credible Democrat nominee (Sorry Kerry. Sorry Edwards. Political parties bury their dead). Some of it is probably due to Clinton-era nostalgia.

But before everyone gets excited about President Clinton Version 2.0, let me point something out. If Hillary is elected and serves two terms, the Oval Office will have belonged to just two families for 28 years. A quarter century of Bush family and Clinton family rule.

Did I miss the point when we became a two-family monarchy?

Obviously, Clinton deserves or doesn’t deserve support based on her own merits. But, really, are people looking at Hillary objectively, or are they just looking at her last name?

Thanks to Moderate Voice for pointing out the poll.


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