DKos Diary and Raising Kaine Diary - 1/28/07 Visualize Wesley Clark
There is a brilliant essay recommended this morning on DKos: "Sweeping Jim Webb Under the Rug." The essay and the comments bring out what I have been feeling all week: That we crossed a river in this country on Tuesday night with Jim Webb’s rebuttal of the President’s State of the
I personally find Senators Clinton and Obama "brand marketed" to the "suburban" Democrats the author talks about to be appalling, with front-leading Democrats pitching a universal health care system to the denizens of
Already, things are changing quickly. Mainstream press has begun to look at Democratic front-runner Senator Clinton and find her leadership abilities to be less than sterling. Today, Frank Rich of the NYTs calls her mission “unaccomplished.” He writes: “Mrs. Clinton has always been a follower of public opinion on the war, not a leader.” The small fish follow the big fish. Her candidacy will begin to fade now. Likewise, Senator Obama, who draws almost exclusively white crowds and is pitched as well to the same audience of “upper working class” suburban whites as a Great White Hope. There is nothing wrong with Obama. He has been used and abused by the info-entertainment industry. His only flaw is that he allows himself to be.
We need someone new now to suit the new times ahead. We need Wesley Clark.
There is a clear division now in the Democratic Party. Webb and Wes are the opening Democratic Paradigm.
I was standing four feet away from Wes Clark when he signed the book in
I would take it a step further and say that although it is good that they repudiated their vote, they showed failure of leadership at the critical moment and should not be considered for higher public office. Indeed, they should resign, as the phrase, “I take full responsibility,” which Senator Clinton used this week about her poor leadership on
The Democrats are still in a state of denial RE the leadership failure we have been experiencing in this country over the last 25 years, particularly since Democrats lost the House and Senate and the will of the country in the mid-90s, giving an easy ride to the most egregious group of radicals ever to disgrace the Oval Office & its sacred space. Some Dems today want to go back to the '90s, some to the '60s, some to the '50s.
But there is no going back. There is only the trail ahead. When we fully face the