So I give you tremendous credit for presenting as positive a view of a rather grim reality. And I believe that you, and certainly the very capable people working with both of you, were dealt a very hard hand.Democrat front runners have a lot in common even though they take great pains to draw artificial distinctions between themselves.
And it's a hand that is unlikely to improve, in my view.
[Y]ou have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy.
Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief. –Sen. Hillary Clinton, Questions General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Iraq at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing
Distinctions like Race, experience or who really is for change.
Yet the glaring reality is they each have something in common. What that is, is they are all unqualified to be President of the United States.
The bar has been significantly lowered to allow for this crop of Democrat Affirmative Action Babies; a Black, a woman and a rich lawyer trying to pass himself off as a populist. The bar had to be lowered to allow them to present themselves as worthy choices.
Also it gives you, the voter, chance to entertain the notion that one of them is worthy of your vote, or as Senator Clinton put it, to believe that any one of the Democrat front runners are qualified to be President requires the willing suspension of disbelief.
Clinton said that in regards to General Petraeus’ testimony before Congress regarding the surge of American troop in Iraq. Then Clinton dressed General Petraeus down as a surrogate for the Bush administration failed Iraqi policy before Democrats knew that the surge would work. No one in his or her right mind would dire say that the surge is not working now!
But since one of the major candidates is making experience her main platform stance lets take a look at their qualifications. Timothy Noah of Slate says that Senator Clinton claim of experience is not what it seems and Christopher Hitchens reminds us of what an absolute mess the Clintons put the country through the first time they were in the White house.
First the qualified Democrat candidates have already dropout of contention leaving in effect a Democrat process that is the equivalent of a High school Prom King and Queen contest. “Is Hillary likable?” She’s a woman so vote for her.
The most experienced and qualified among the major candidates seeking the Democratic nomination were Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. They have now dropped out. If Democrats really wanted experience they’d bring back Biden or Dodd!
What Democrats have left are Affirmative Action Candidates.
Edwards [the rich lawyer/populist] served a single term in the Senate. Obama [the Black] served eight years in the Illinois state Senate and is halfway through his first term in the U.S. Senate.
Clinton [the woman] is about to begin her eighth year in the U.S. Senate. Going by years spent as an elective official, Obama's 11 years exceeds Clinton's seven, which in turn exceeds Edwards' six.—Timothy Noah
If Mrs. Clinton receives the Democrat nomination it won’t be that she’s the best qualified though she is running on her experience. Instead Democrats who vote for Senator Clinton will do it for other reasons. They will vote for her because they like her, she’s a woman, she’s a Democrat, she’s white or she is a candidate of dynasty.
Some Democrats will vote for Senator Obama because he is a charismatic speaker, he’s black and he’s not Hillary.
And some Democrats will vote for Senator Edwards because he’s not Hillary or Obama.
This year Democrats aren't really running on real experience. To be President this year it only matters that you like them, you really like them! That is how unsubstantive Democrats are today. Oh and it doesn’t hurt if you’re a women, a black or a $500.00 dollar haircut candidate.
Anyone can be the Prom King or Queen (President) under Affirmative Action because it's only a High School popularity contest anyways.
So goes the Republic under Liberals and Democrats!