September 27, 2003

DOES ANYONE EDIT SLATE?:

Republicans for Hillary, Part 2: Why conservatives want her to run. (Timothy Noah, September 23, 2003, Slate)

Yesterday, Chatterbox demonstrated that the "Draft Hillary" movement consists almost entirely of conservative Republicans. Liberals are largely indifferent to the idea of Hillary running, and a few oppose it.

Never Say Never: Why the Hillary buzz won’t go away (Eleanor Clift, Sept. 26, 2003, Newsweek)
However many times Hillary Clinton denies she is running in 2004, the buzz continues about her possible candidacy. We always love the candidate who is outside the process. The entry last week of Gen. Wesley Clark into the race only fed the rumors that the Clintons are orchestrating the primaries behind the scenes with an eye to reserving a place for Hillary and extending Bill’s legacy.

The confluence of circumstances is almost too delicious. Clark is the vice president Clinton never had. He’s from Arkansas, a Rhodes scholar and he performed heroic service in Vietnam and won a war in Kosovo. With Clark in the White House, the Clinton era returns. If Clark doesn’t live up to his potential on the campaign trail, then Hillary jumps in to save the party.

It’s a tantalizing scenario, and former president Clinton drops enough hints to keep it alive.


We'd like to be the first to welcome Eleanor Clift and Bill Clinton to the ranks of the VRWC, the exclusive domain of the Hillary for President meme according to Mr. Noah.

MORE:
Time for Hillary to fish or cut bait (Bill Press, September 26, 2003)
Hillary Faces Test - Is She a Clinton Who Keeps Pledges? (Mort Kondracke, September 23, 2003)

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2003 12:29 PM
Comments

When it comes to politics, Slate's raison d'etre is VRWC envy.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 28, 2003 8:40 AM

We already knew that Bill Clinton had joined up, because he claimed that the Ba'ath in Iraq were working on WMD. Only hard-core VRWC types make that claim.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 28, 2003 10:48 PM

Poor Eleanor; drooling at the possibility. Sick!

Posted by: genecis at September 29, 2003 9:58 PM
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