Note to drmontoya at Raising Kaine:
dr: Appreciate your sincerity and heart-felt concern. We are at a classic 60-year post-war generational turning point in history. Whatever happens in '08 I think it will be brand new. It is classically a time when things unravel and fall apart; a time when denial is the order of the day, nostogia prevails, hubris abounds, incompetance is rewarded. Then it snaps & a new order returns to center. In some way, Wes Clark will be the center of that new order. General Clark would make a great President and I volunteered for him here in NH in '04 and will again if he runs. But it is not always the President who is the representative person of the new period - it is the "man in the center" as historian W.J. Cash called him; Jefferson Davis was a minor figure as President of the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee the "man in the center" Cash refered to. Likewise Lord Nelson was the "representative man" of the Victorian age; Tedy Bruschi is the "representative man" at the New England Patriots; it is a bull dog in the heart of the people, not necessarily the man on top. Whether he runs of not, General Clark will be that man in an Edwards Presidency or a Warner Presidency or a Sebelius Presidency - might even be better as we will have him in varying capacities - Chief of Staff, Sec. of State, Sec. of Defense - for 16 to 20 years in different administrations, carrying the theme of character, honor and integrity back to our country like a flame cupped in his hands; once the country gets used to him it will require him and won't let go of him. One way or another, Wes Clark will mark the age.