Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Why Hillary Will Be Hard to Beat in '08

Peggy Noonan--who authored The Case Against Hillary Clinton--explains why she will be hard to beat.

Perhaps it's wishful thinking, but I'm not sure Hillary would do that well. First, it's difficult to see how she could have any cross-over votes, for nothing would energize the conservative base like a Hillary candidacy. Second, I think that Hillary is far too hawkish to excite the wing of the Democratic base. But of course, much depends on who the Republicans nominate. Many conservatives would like to see Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, or Jeb Bush run--but none of them will do so in '08.

Fun thought: If Hillary wins in '08 and Jeb wins in '12, then the American presidency will look like this: Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush.

Any serious thoughts?