The single greatest danger to our health care system is the election of a Democrat to the Presidency in November.  The good news is that this is less and less likely. As Dick Morris suggests, if Hillary can’t win the nomination of her party she’ll make sure Obama loses the general election:

Is she continuing her race so as to have a platform from which to continue to bash Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the hopes of so damaging him that he can’t win the general election? Is she doing this to keep her options alive for the 2012 presidential race?

Is she really that Machiavellian? Anyone familiar with the sordid political career of the Clintons will instinctively know the answer to that question:

She, the consummate realist, must know that she has no practical shot at the nomination herself after her numbing loss in North Carolina and her paper-thin margin in Indiana. But she welcomes the opportunity an ongoing candidacy offers to bash Obama and to drive a wedge between him and the voters he must have to beat McCain.

This is good news for America in general and health care in particular. A President Hillary would be a disaster and a President Obama would be worse. Long live the Democrat politics of personal destruction!

Comments 2

  1. Joe C. wrote:

    “A President Hillary would be a disaster and a President Obama would be worse.”

    Are you changing your opinion here now that it’s obvious that Obama is going to take the primary? I thought you were saying all along that Obama is “less creepy” and preferrable to Clinton because he doesn’t support health care mandates.

    Posted 09 May 2008 at 12:29 pm
  2. Catron wrote:

    First, I’m no longer sure (after recent revelations) that Obama is less creepy. Second, having learned more about his actual Illinois health care record, I think his policies would probably turn out be worse than hers.

    But the real point here is that the difference between Obama and Hillary on health care is (in the end) marginal. Both would inact disastrous policies. So, we’ll be much better off with McCain (despite the flaws in his plan).

    Posted 09 May 2008 at 1:07 pm

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