May 31, 2005


Never mind Hillary - it's 'Laura for president' now (John Hughes, 6/01/05, CS Monitor)

Her public opinion ratings are currently higher than the president's. Her performance at the Gridiron dinner in Washington proved she has even more comedic flair than her husband. And on her trip to the Middle East last week, she showed she has a mind of her own and can sometimes, with civility, take positions different from Mr. Bush.

Still not persuaded? Think the wife of a former president shouldn't, or couldn't, take a crack at running for the White House? Well Hillary Clinton is the wife of a former president and a lot of people think she's a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2008. What a contest that would be: Laura and Hillary. Choose one for first woman president. What a campaign Karl Rove would make.

Of course, Laura would have to elbow out Bill Frist, John McCain, and maybe even brother-in-law Jeb Bush, as well as a string of other aspiring males to get the Republican nomination. But I suspect that beneath that poised and charming exterior are nerves of steel and a canny political sense on issues of great import.

She certainly displayed cool nerve in the midst of rambunctious demonstrating crowds during her five-day Middle East visit. She also shrewdly pitched the president's agenda of freedom and democracy to the audience that could perhaps do more than any other to further that agenda throughout the Arab lands.

If Jeb won't...

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 31, 2005 6:53 PM

Foolish nonsense. If the Conservatives can't field a man that can beat the Wicked Witch of the East and the "people" vote her in this country deserves to go down the toilet.

Posted by: NC3 at May 31, 2005 7:02 PM

Remember a while back when Condi nearly referred to Pres. Bush as "my husband"?

Posted by: b at May 31, 2005 7:06 PM

Laura/Condi '08 -- girls rule!

Posted by: Mike Morley at May 31, 2005 9:31 PM