Is Hillary Uniting Us?

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Apr 23, 2008 7:56 AM
While the media bemoans the divisiveness of the protracted Democratic Primary, there may be overlooking some benefits.

There is no doubt this contest is hurtful to the Democratic Party.  But it might actually be helpful toward bringing Americans together.  I know that sounds odd.  But I think that this is actually helping bring Republicans and Democrats together.  Let me give you three examples ...

1.  I personally find myself respecting Hillary more than ever in the past.  My guess is, other conservatives feel the same way.  Sure, she may be a socialist, but she is at least  tough and doesn't give up.  It's hard to admit, but I find myself having this grudging respect for her.  Is this the Hillary that liberals have always admired -- but I was blind to because of philosophical differences?

2.  Just as I may have a new-found respect for Hillary, Obama supporters are finally seeing the real Bill Clinton.  Yes -- he's slimy.  That's what we've been telling you guys for decades now!

3.  A close friend of mine (who also happens to be a liberal) is now a frequent TH.com reader.  Why?  She's supporting Hillary, and for the first time ever, she and I see eye to eye on things like the liberal media.  She has always viewed herself as a liberal, but now she is seeing first-hand just how quixotic and dangerous the Obama supporters are.

Who knows how long it will last, but I think these are positive developments ...