Easy folks, take it down a few pegs! Many of my fellow conservatives are becoming frightened at the thought of Hillary Clinton as President and Bubba as First Lady. Blyth Spirit at NRO writes that the greatest roadblock to her potential Presidency is her husband Bill. I disagree. If anything, Bill would be an asset in campaigning. I can't stand his politics, but he may have been the greatest campaigner in American history. After all, the first time he ran he was able to convince liberals that he was liberal, moderates that he was moderate, and even some conservatives that he was conservative (at least on some issues). I really don't think that Bill is the biggest problem she has.
The highly scientific (snicker, snicker) Misterpoll pollster has a strong 75% saying they would vote for Hillary in 2008. I'm not scared. The web is chock full of liberal thinking people who are just giggling at the thought of Hillary as President but they are overlooking one important factor. Her record and her word, going back many years, has been consistently left of left. Until recently. She has made several speeches in the past few weeks, as if she is putting out feelers, that talk about how she would respond to certain situations as President. Each time she speaks in front of a "mainstream America" crowd, she contradicts her long, loud, and liberal record. Each time she speaks to her liberal possy, she sounds just like herself. She is trying to pull a Slick Willy on us! If anyone wants to see just how liberal she is, just check her profile at a site called On The Issues. She is truly left of left. This is the chief reason why she can't win. Obviously, she can't get a conservative to vote for her and liberals, especially women, will turn out in droves to vote for her. It's the moderates that worked for her husband and could never work for her. Bill was able to convince people of something that was not true. That he is a moderate. I still read about how he is a centrist from so many writers. Not true. Check his record. People say he was because he got modifications to the welfare system in his first term. I believe that Bill was adamantly opposed to it and his record proves it. He wanted to win the 1992 election and knew he could not run as a liberal. Why? Do the names, McGovern, Teddy "Pumpkinhead" Kennedy, Mondale, and Michael "L word" Dukakis ring a bell? He had to convince people that he stood for some conservative and moderate issues. When speaking to mainstreamers, he told them that he was for limits on welfare, that he was personally opposed to abortion, and that he was a faithful Baptist Christian. Without looking into it, many people voted for him. The first two years of his Presidency, he worked like a liberal among liberals because he had a Democratic Congress. When all of the conservatives woke up and realized they'd been had, they voted in a Republican Congress and Newt reminded Bill of some of the promises he'd made. Bill said, "I'm just waiting for Congress to write the bill and send it to me so I can sign it". **cough, coughliar**coughBull!Coughcough** Anyway, if you recall, Congress did send him a bill...three times. The first two times, he did not like it because it didn't protect unmarried and irresponsible women enough. The third time, a heavily-modified-to-his-liking bill was sent and he said he still opposed it but felt he had no choice but to sign it. He warned that the Republicans would have to be blamed for all of the harm that might come out of it. He is NO moderate. He danced like that through his whole Presidency.
Hillary will not have that luxury. People DO know her record. She is well known for her liberalism. She will not be able to pull off what her husband was the master of. I think that people who are left of left are important in American politics. I believe the same is true of those who are right of right. But as conservative as I am, I would never vote for an ultraconservative for President. The voices of radicals on both sides are important to keep the debate alive, but are frightening as a possibility in the White House. Therefore, the reason she can't win is because she is very, very liberal and everyone knows it. She will not be able to win. In fact, she cannot win the primary.
Don't be scared, fellow conservatives. Hillary will not be moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ever again.