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Jul 27, 2007

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Jeffrey Sykes

I too see this shaping up as a repeat of 1992 and 1996 where the Dems have the momentum and the GOP responds with worn out phrases and outdated candidates.

As much as I like Rudy for what he represented on 9/11 and before, I think Romney would have a better chance with the populous. But his Mormonism would definitely be a barrier to a national election.

I still hope Obama wins the Dems nomination. I'd vote for him just to spite the national GOP and the Bush admin. I also think he's a pretty neat fella, to boot.

Anthony

"I still hope Obama wins the Dems nomination."

Amen to that. I really don't want to see Hillary in the White House - too dynastic for my tastes.

TarGator

And Mr. Brooks opinion is based on what exactly?

I am a staunch progressive who will never vote for Hillary, even in the general (unless it were 1992 and she still had those same opinions). I have seen her a number of times and am not going to change. Brooks and others make the mistake of comparing to past elections where there were only 2 choices. If Hillary wins the nomination, there will almost assuredly be a third-party candidate. In which case, droves of the Democratic grassroots and netroots will leave Hillary to vote for the third-party candidate. The positive might be that she would allow for a breakthrough for third-party candidates.

And the problem with Hillary is not that she is too liberal, it is that she got scared by the backlash against her liberalism and flipped to a conservative. Also, regardless of how much I try to tell myself and others that personal life does not matter, it it creepy that she stayed with a guy who repeatedly cheated on her and now they live in different states and pretend to still have a happy marriage.

Bubba

"And the problem with Hillary is not that she is too liberal, it is that she got scared by the backlash against her liberalism and flipped to a conservative."

Now THAT'S funny!

Brooks indeed is wrong.

Hillaryphobia is actually WORSE among the people who would theoretically support her.

Mike K.

I've been cool to Clinton since she basically bought her Senate seat in moving up to New York. I'm tired of many of the games in Washington. There may be some concern about experience from some other candidates but it's time for a fresh start to deal with many important issues. The general public doesn't seem too happy with any branch of government right now. Why continue that?

billg

When Hulk Hogan was the Good Guy, I liked what he pretended to represent. That doesn't mean I wanted him in the White House. I don't understand why people equate Rudy's ability to leverage an atrocity for personal and political purposes with an ability to govern and lead. If someone's requirement for being president begins and ends with "inspirational", they aren't demanding enough.

Bubba

"I don't understand why people equate Rudy's ability to leverage an atrocity for personal and political purposes with an ability to govern and lead."

So when is the last time the nation elected as president a senator or ex-senator who had no experience in running a major government organization?

Why should this election be any different than the overwhelming majority of those of the last 118+ years?

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