BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Last February, I wrote a piece for AmSpec discussing how pleasant it was watching Barack Obama confound the Clintons in the primaries:

For conservatives, watching Barack Obama challenge Mrs. Clinton’s claim to the Democratic Presidential nomination provides no small amount of schadenfreude.

But I also warned that this should not blind conservatives to the fact that ”The One” would be harder to beat in the general election than Hillary:

Obama’s positions on most issues are wrapped in gauzy, soft-focus bromides which would make it hard to yoke him to the scary, big-government liberalism that most voters already associate with Clinton.

Sure enough, Obama’s gift for saying nothing with style has lulled a majority of the voters into giving him the Presidency.

I’m betting a lot of conservatives are feeling nostalgic for Hillary right about now.

Comments 2

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    Do you really deep down think he’ll be a worse president than GW Bush – who is ranked as one of the worst of all time?

    Posted 05 Nov 2008 at 11:42 am
  2. Catron wrote:

    Yes. I think he will be considerably worse.

    And those clowns who rank Bush as the “worst” president are the usual Lefty suspects. No thinking person takes them seriously. Public opinion polls and current fashion among the chattering classes has no bearing on how presidents are viewed by history.

    Harry Truman’s approval ratings were about equal to Bush’s and he is now very highly regarded by historians. Ronald Reagan was consistently reviled by the media and other elites, yet now he is ranked (even by Lefty historians) as one of the 10 best.

    And your country offers a classic example of a truly great statesman who was generally reviled during his long political career. Churchhill saved your country from extinction and English voters dumped him and his party just as soon as their butts were safe.

    Posted 05 Nov 2008 at 3:50 pm

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