|"Schumer Endorses Clinton for President in Iowa Speech"
||[Nov. 3rd, 2013|07:12 am]
GIJoel's Rowdy Rants
NYTimes article: http://tinyurl.com/kz6dyoz|
Someone please explain to me, not why Chuck Schumer has already endorsed Hillary Clinton for prez a year and a half before anyone's campaign starts, but why in heck *he* was talking to Iowans? And if his opinion is so valuable, why doesn't he run for prez? Is he hoping to be her veep choice? And the Dem Party elders ought to sit down and shut up before they give the White House back to the Reps. Is it really possible there is not now or not soon to be a better Dem candidate than Hillary? She's the last person I want to vote for, and the first one Rep voters will turn out against. I would honestly be surprised if she could beat Rand Paul in a general election, because nothing embarrasses Rep. candidates or their voters. Near 60 million "Americans" turned out for McCain, regardless of the deficiencies of both him *and* Palin; and near 61 million for Romney.
There's plenty of solid Dems on the national stage already: Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Cuomo, Liz Warren, Stabenow, Klobuchar, Franken, Bernie Sanders, Gillibrand, McCaskill (way too centrist for my taste but that could make her electable, same goes for Jon Tester), Govs. O'Malley (MD), Patrick (MA) (has name recognition but probably not strong enough record or polling), Hickenlooper (CO), Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Some of these people have to take a step forward. Hillary can't be unopposed, that would be bad for the party and the nation.