Posted: 04/12/15 13:51
by Dave Mindeman
As a progressive I know I am supposed to be skeptical...but I do want and support Hillary Clinton to be our next President.
I supported her in 2008 as well, (doing an enthusiastic transition to Obama when that became a reality) - I just think it is past time for this country to have a woman as President. And since being a woman cannot be the main reason for qualifying for the job, Hillary Clinton brings all of the needed other attributes to the table.
Yes, I worry that she is a bit too cozy with Wall Street. That she was too quick to sign on to the Iraq War when she was in the Senate. And I am also worried about the very fact that John McCain likes her.
But I am enough of a pragmatist to know that she is the Democrats best chance to hold the White House in 2016.
Yes, I would follow Elizabeth Warren to the ends of the earth if she was a candidate - but I don't think she can win just yet. Her fundraising ability would not be as strong and the Republican attacks would have to go unanswered.
Frankly, I think Elizabeth Warren would be an incredible Majority Leader in the Senate (assuming the Democrats can take back the majority in 2016). Not only would she move the Senate Democrats to the progressive left, but she could act as a buffer to "President" Clinton's potential problem issues.
The thought of a President Clinton....a Majority Leader Warren....and a Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a Democratic leadership dream.
As usual the Democrats appear to be going with an inferior Senate leader in Chuck Schumer - yes, that Chuck Schumer....the guy in the hip pocket of Israel and a Wall Street shill. That always seems to be part of the Democratic problem - the progressive message gets watered down by the money interest picks at leadership.
But in an era where money is king, we have to work for the small victories that are attainable. And right now, we need to hold the Presidency -- and that means we are Ready for Hillary.