Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Most Popular Living Politician

The woman they said was too polarizing to be president is now the most popular of "all living politicians in the United States who have ever held elected office." These days it's damn hard to find a popular politician, be she Democratic or Republican.

Some on the left are now dreaming that Hillary will run in 2016. It's not going to happen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is over there with Al Gore now. They are leaders we could have had if we, the left, hadn't been so caught up in the macho blood sport of trashing and disrespecting our best and most highly qualified candidates.

Susie Madrak recalls some of the reasons progressive activists opposed Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008. One of my falling-off-the-chair-in-laughter favorites is:

"The right wing will go after her, and the country can't take another eight years of that."