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  •  She might well go all the way-- (4+ / 0-)
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    DelRPCV, RFK Lives, philimus, blindyone

    --which means it is time to start worrying.  To grossly oversimplify things, there are 3 kinds of presidents: leaders, administrators and disasters.  The presidnts who have done great things have all been leaders (that isn't to say all leader presidents have been great presidents).  Administrators kind of oversee things and keep things on track; maybe they make a few things incrementally better here and there.  But they are bad choices when things are in desperate need of overhaul.
    Lincoln was a leader.  Franklin Roosevelt was a leader.  Up to now, 1860 and 1932 wre the times this country has come nearest to breaking up, and we needed leaders to get things straightened out again.  Now Grover Cleveland, say, was a pretty good president, but he was an administrator.  He did pretty well as president, as the 1880s and 90s were fairly stable; I think he would have been in over his head if he'd taken over in 1860 or 1932.
    I think this election is the most important since 1860 and 1932.  We have more riding on this than any other since those 2.  And Hillary Clinton, like her husband, is a born administrator.  I don't think she has a leaderlike bone in her body.  Leaders take chances and work to get people behind them so they can make the big changes they have to make.  That isn't Clinton.
    I do worry because I don't think we can afford a caretaker administrator president in 2009.

    •  I suppose that's fair... (1+ / 0-)
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      I haven't analyzed what kind of President she'd be.  I'm having too much fun playing poll jockey and waiting for Bob Kerrey to announce already!

      You can be as free as you want, so long as Republicans control birth, death, sex and marriage. And whose vote counts.

      by ultrageek on Thu Oct 04, 2007 at 11:53:39 AM PDT

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