There seems to whispers spreading throughout the rumor mill that Hillary Clinton may not run for President. Honestly I'm really hoping that she won't. I have nothing major against her but I doubt she could win in 2008 for a variety of reasons:
- She's a woman, some people still can't seem get past that.
- Her last name is Clinton. Republicans have done a thorough job of smearing her husband over lying about his affair while ignoring the fact that Bush lied us into war.
- She's a political newcomer. Yes we may have been hearing her name for the last 14 years but she's only served one term in the Senate, the only elected position she's ever held.
- Her support for the war in Iraq will draw fire from anti-war groups. If she changes positions on the war Republicans will claim she goes back and forth on issues and is weak on terror (though Iraq had nothing to do with terror).
I'd vote for her but I'd much prefer Al Gore for '08. He's already proved he can win an election, we just need to make sure that election stands this time around.