Shocking absolutely no one, Senator Lincoln has turned tail and ran on the front of health care. She's not only backpedaling on her previous support of the public option, she's vowing to work against it now. How sad and expected.
Obviously, someone must step up in the great state of Arkansas and make sure she is not the Democratic option for the Senate next year. But being the state it is, it's going to be very hard to unseat her. It will take a statesman whose love with their constituents is strong enough to weather having to tell them they are wrong once in a while. And I think that person is President Bill Clinton.
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I realize that Bill's dance card is already quite full. But becoming a Senator would have it's advantages. As an almost instant top voice in the Democratic caucus, he would have as much power as one can get outside of the Presidency. And he could quickly become an alternative for one Harry Reid in the leadership.
Rush Limbaugh would hang himself.
If he feels healthy enough for it and is getting bored, a single term in the Senate could be amazing. Both in the fun he'd have and what he could get done.
Senator President Bill Clinton. Has a nice ring to it!
Regardless, someone please step in and remove this weak heart-ed thorn from our side. Else, what principle will she sacrifice next?