Nice to see three thoroughly electable Dem candidates. And given 18 more months of the Worst President Ever, I don’t see the Republicans pulling this one out. If Bush ever had a sense that he needed to cut his losses and save face that would help his GOP friends … but then he wouldn’t be the Worst President Ever.
I’m undecided in this race, but I’ll likely support the credible candidate that makes the clearest possible break with the last eight years: Someone who absolutely rejects the contempt for truth that the WPE has displayed. Someone who believes in governing as a noble calling; who utterly rejects the notion of stuffing government agencies with political hacks at the expense of people of ability and integrity; who’s willing to say no to moneyed special-interests; who exercises caution in foreign affairs, is eager to engage in diplomacy and is willing to take the heat from the bloodthirsties in order to do it; hell, just someone who doesn’t lie his/her ass off at every opportunity.
In short, I’m looking for someone who actually realizes that Bush is the Worst President Ever — and recognizes what an opportunity that presents us.
That’s what the Democrats need. Actually, that’s what the Republicans need, too, but they’re afraid to confront that reality. I’m pretty sure they’ll learn the hard way in 2008.