Stop Hillary Clinton!

But probably not for the reason you think.

Am I the only one a little freaked out by the idea of our presidency going Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton? Americans have this tendency to act as if our Republic has been around forever, and will be around forever. Let's hope it's so; but there's little historical support for the idea. I'm just a kid and I've been alive for more than 10% of the days of the USA. We're still a very young nation in the grand scheme of history.

This is not a jeremiad; I'm an optimist. And it's not even really about Hillary Clinton. It's about avoiding bad precedents which lead to slippery slopes.

So yes, I think electing Hillary is a risk to our democracy in the long-run (much more so than the short-run). Were I a Democrat, there's no way I'd even consider supporting Hillary.* And let's be honest -- if liberals are so concerned about our standing in the world, looking like a oligarchical alternating dynasty is hardly the message we want to send.

* In case you're wondering, I've also never thought that Jeb Bush should be considered as a presidential or vice presidential candidate. If you read between the lines of Jeb's public statements, it sounds like he's realized it too. Now that's a statesman.

Posted by Evan @ 08/10/07 05:47 PM


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