Armstrong Williams
Regardless of a 30 percent approval rate for the president, thousands of deaths in Iraq, multiple congressional investigations, and continual government scandals, the majority party need not worry about holding the White House in 2009. And there's one reason why: Hillary Clinton. With Clinton on the next presidential ticket, the Republican Party - regardless of its mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations - will win another Presidential election. Clinton officially kicked off her Senate re-election campaign last week at the New York state Democratic Convention with an 18 minute biographical video and a scalding speech about the Bush Administration’s tenure. Although she hasn’t officially announced her desire to run for President, it is clear she will do so. Thankfully she cannot win back the White House for the democrats, and there are three reasons why: She's too liberal, too conservative, and severely under qualified.

She is too liberal. The fact is that Clinton - despite her recent attempts to become more centrist - is a liberal at heart. Her leftist leanings on the environment, immigration, healthcare, and education may make the greenies happy, but she cannot win a presidential election by avoiding the swing voters and polarizing the right. The Republican Party absolutely detests her views, ego, and attitude, and thus their attack machines and checkbooks will be out in even stronger force than in 2004. This will prevent her from making a dent in the southern or plain states, and will likely cause her to lose blue states in the Midwest. Furthermore, the support that the far left can give her will simply not be enough. There is little evidence that they can mobilize enough votes, enough dollars, and enough support to elect one of their own. Remember, just because the far right can elect a president doesn't mean the far left can do the same.


Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams is a widely-syndicated columnist, CEO of the Graham Williams Group, and hosts the Armstrong Williams Show. He is the author of Reawakening Virtues.
 
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