Dkos diary, 12/17/06: How Hillary Could Destroy the Democratic Party
The Democrats face crisis directly ahead, brought to you by the Senator from
‘Tis the Hamiltonian curse that like the Dixie Chicks’ Queen of Whatever, many people today are not from actual places but from economic zones. They hesitate or have to think about it for a minute when you ask them where they are from. Or ask an advisor. Such is the fate of the Senator from
She is exclusively from her generation and her generation’s
Since her famed undergraduate days in the heady Sixties, Senator Clinton has always been a one-issue candidate and that issue has always been: Hillary for President. And that is presenting a problem for the Democrats today. Elvis won’t leave the building. He and his wife were raising money all over the country in the run up to ’06 while Fighting Dems fresh from combat in Iraq were pulling out of local races because they couldn’t find cash. The honest, hard-working and legitimate Presidential candidate Evan Bayh suffered the same fate over the weekend.
It is unfortunate that she even considers herself a New Yorker. She lacks that authentic “one of us” quality of real New Yorkers like Norman Mailer, Jimmy Breslin and Nora Ephron. But there are still New Yorkers who know how to find their way on the A train at
Every chance, as his imagination is as vast as his cash flow.
Bloomberg senses that if Senator Clinton runs it will mark a descent into mayhem and irresponsibility on behalf of the Democrats. He said long ago that he would put up a half billion of his own money to start a third Independent Party if the Democrats send up someone “unelectable.” But it appears that the Democrats, or some of them, are hell bent on doing so.
It is the same impulse of "irrational exuberance" which calls forth Senator Clinton that sent this same generation to invest in undercapitalized but trendy DOT.com stocks in the salad days of the Clinton Administration.
Nature calls Bloomberg forth, and he is a right honorable American, even a patriot, to come forth. But a third party will bring disaster to our country today. If a competent guy like Bloomberg runs it will divide the votes in '08 into three parts and the election will be thrown into the House. Bloomberg has no support in the House. As the House is controlled by Democrats as per the November election, the House will give it to Hillary. With Hillary as President with only 33% of the vote, the red states will buck, and rightly so. Still, these modern-day Whigs continue to spiral out of control, self-celebrating their way to historical oblivion.
The South will not tolerate governance by a