Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Sen. Hillary Clinton: I’m Going for It

Reprinted from NewsMax.com

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 11:18 a.m. EST

Sen. Hillary Clinton: I’m Going for It

Sen. Hillary Clinton has come closer than ever to officially throwing her hat into the presidential ring, revealing her White House plans in conversations with several political insiders.

"She said to me, ‘I’m really going to go for this. I’m going to make this effort,’” a New York lawmaker told the New York Post.

"She never said she was running for the presidency of the United States or if she was going to announce – or anything like that. It wasn’t a question that needed to be asked. It was an obvious conversation.”

Another Empire State lawmaker who spoke with Hillary during a blitz of Clinton phone calls on Monday said she "revealed she felt pressure to formally jump into the 2008 White House race sooner rather than later because other candidates are becoming increasingly active,” the Post reported.

Rep. Joe Crowley, a Democrat from Queens, spoke with Clinton on Monday and was convinced she’s going to be in the race.

"She just let me know that what I’d been hearing is true and that she wanted my support and help in any way that I possibly could,” Crowley said.

Clinton also spoke with the Rev. Al Sharpton, Westchester County Democrat Nita Lowey and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, a major donor, the Post reported.

Said Catsimatidis: "She wants to get together before the holidays.”

Can she do it? Can Hillary Clinton make it to the White House? She can certainly win the Democratic nomination, I believe. With the Democratic Primaries being limited to only Democrats voting, and with the obvious backing of her husband -- the Democrats Golden Boy -- who else could possibly stand a chance.

The real question is, can she win the General Election in 2008, running against whatever Republican candidate lands on the ticket? That remains to be seen, but I'd bet it will be much more difficult for her than winning the Primary. In fact, having Hillary on the ballot for President might make it even easier for Republicans to hold on to the White House for another four to eight years.


By the way, I just had to use that picture of Hillary. After all, every time the mainstream media prints a story about a Republican, they choose the worst photo they can possibly find. Touche.

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