Liberals and the Death of the Democratic Party
If one can ignore what went on below President Clinton's beltline, he was, in my opinion, as good a President as the Democrats have had in recent years. Uh, wait a minute Mike. He's the only Democratic President we have had in recent years. One Democratic President in the last 26 years to be precise. Actually, to be fair, we had 8 years of one Democrat and 18 of various Republicans with 2 to go unless we impeach everyone in Washington who is a Republican.
I am quite sure that the Democrats will lose the next election even though it should be a slam dunk in that it will be after 8 years of the worst President in American history. Doesn't matter. The Liberals will screw it up.
After the last election, I heard/read a news report quoting some Liberal saying that though Kerry had lost, exit polls showed that the people agreed with liberal values, whatever those are. Let me tell you a story. In my late teens or early twenties I was in a rural bar in Oklahoma and struck up a conversation with an old farmer. I found that on a number of issues he and I seemed to be in remarkable agreement. I knew that we actually were poles apart politically -- we just shared some populist values. I knew that if we started getting down to specifics, then we would soon part company. The same will be true if Liberals think that the American people are with them.
The American people were with Clinton, even excusing some pretty wretched behavior. Sadly, current polls show that the preferred candidate of Democrats is Hillary Clinton. Don't be confused. All they share is a last name. Sadly. H.C. not only is preferred, if she can get in a head-to-head contest against Gore, Kerry, Edwards, or Mark Warner, whoever the hell he is, she will smash them into a pile of blood and bones. And then she will be smashed into a pile of blood and bones by Ima Conservative, whomever he or she turns out to be.
Americans don't want Liberals as their leaders. The last time they did was when Mondale, Church, et al were in the Senate and times were good. Then they were sacked in a bloody massacre and that was the last time Liberals had any real say in how the country was governed. Bill Clinton was not a liberal. He was a left-leaning Centrist and that is the best kind of thing to be. Such a person can appeal to the best impulses of the American people without scaring hell out of them.
Before Liberals get too excited about Gore because of the success of his movie, which is a filmed talk of some eloquence (where did he find that?), remember who is going to the movie. Liberals and some of their kissing cousins, people like me -- I actually haven't seen it because it has no nudity (female), violence, or destruction of property. Just kidding. I will see it at my earliest convenience. I am already a believer so there is no urgency.
I wish that moderate Democrats could pick the candidate but it is the guy/gal who can get together an army of volunteers who will win. That sounds like Hillary this time. Wake me when the next World Cup comes up (or the Red Sox are in the World Series). I can't take another Republican President.