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October 14, 2007

Cheer Up Republicans! [Nice Deb]

I've been hearing a lot of doom and gloom lately about Republican prospects for 2008. Some people almost sound like they've given up.

Well, I haven't. And neither has William Kristol, who wrote this much needed, uplifting article for Republicans in the Weekly Standard.

He makes some good points:

The Democratic nominee looks likely to be either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Hillary is furiously triangulating (it's a family tradition), criticizing Obama for saying he'd meet with the Iranian mullahs and then saying she would, voting for a hawkish resolution on Iran then cosponsoring a dovish one. But even Bill's triangulation got him only 43 percent of the vote in 1992 and 49 percent in 1996--and in terms of political skills, Hillary's no Bill. Obama, for his part, seems no more experienced in dealing with serious affairs of state than Jimmy Carter did in 1975. Obama could conceivably follow in Carter's footsteps and get the nomination--but America learns from her mistakes.

Kristol doesn't even mention the fund-raising scandals that are dogging Hillary, threatening to blow wide open any day now.

This video about Hillary's 2000 Senatorial Fund-raiser/Hollywood Gala has been Google's top ranked video for three days running, (October 10-12) according to Gateway Pundit.

With her scandal ridden past, how can she be considered anything but damaged goods?

While a half-term senator and a one-term senator fight it out for the Democratic nomination, the GOP candidates include an experienced senator who's a war hero, the most successful political chief executive in recent times, an impressive businessman/governor, and a canny lawyer/senator/actor with Washington experience and a nice, middle-American background and manner.

Come on, compare and contrast.

Kristol predicts that the Republican candidate will trail behind the Democrat in the polls next year, (like they always do), and then the Republican will rally, and probably win.

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