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    Every day at sites like dKos,there is an ongoing debate about Hilary and every other prominent Dem. If you'd like a special Hilary Debate Hearing Fest, it may make a good diary for you to post, and get it rolling. See how many comments you get, and what they are.

    But there is the ongoing dialogue here, and Hil isn't excluded. Of anywhere on the web, or off, I expect to see the most cogent pro-Hilary - and anti-Hilary - comments here. And at least the anti- comments at dKos aren't predicated on her ass or her haircut. Please post whatever you think we need to know.

    Whatever is posted here, about Hil or anyone, let's post on the meat of the matter - and personally, I'd prefer beef over grouse!

    Now, here's my contribution to our shish kebebs.

    I like Hilary Clinton just fine. I'm sure we agree on much more than not. I won't enumerate, but probably 85%. If she wanted to move to Maryland, I'd love to have her alongside Barb Mikulski as my senators.

    I don't want to nominate her because she was wrong in Iraq, and still leans wrong, IMHO. This was too dreadful a mistake to get a "gimme" on, certainly absent any early and concerted back-pedaling on her part. Iraq is the worst Executive decision in our country in - what? - fifty, or a hundred, or more - years! I'm not impressed with even limited support for it, certainly not this far into the needless carnage.

    I'm not impressed with her level of something less definable - call it ability to be inspirational. She doesn't make me want to raise a fist and holler "Hell, yeah!" Yeah, this ability is not a virtue, and some bad people used and use it, too. Charisma may seep into this equation, too.

    Finally, I don't trust the ugly reaction her candidacy would provoke. I don't know why, but she makes a lot of idiots crawl out from under rocks on election day. It's not her fault. I believe it is real. Despite the amusement factor in taunting morons, this shouldn't drain off our momentum and energy in a fight for the American political soul.

    That said, even at this moment, much less after reading the hypothetical future Hilary Debate Fest, I would, were she nominated, pull her lever in  a heartbeat, and gladly.

    For now, the people who seem to have been right the soonest on Iraq, whose very existence won't draw on a toxic vote source that is more often dormant and ininvolved, and who can make me fight my way through a crowd, just to shake their hand and hopefully impart my mote of energy to them, are people like Gore, Feingold, Edwards, and Dean. Many other big Ds have my admiration, including Kerry, Mikulski, Reid, Boxer and Warner - and the Big Dawg.

    Yours in solidarity - in November!

    I'm the plowman in the valley - with my face full of mud

    by labradog on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 10:06:52 AM PDT

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