Saturday, April 23, 2005
Novak On Hillary: Don't Turn Left At Iowa
In further confirmation that, yes, Hillary will run, and yes, she's smart enough to run towards the center, Robert Novak reports that Clinton is being advised to avoid the Iowa caucases, in the belief that winning there requires a run to the left. Why is that? Because it is primarily party activists who run the Iowa dog-and-pony show, and it is precisely these 'progressive' insiders (the same insiders who think Howard Dean (!!!) should be the face of the Democratic Party) who will doom any candidate who gets too close to them. I'll continue saying it until events prove otherwise: Hillary is much smarter, politically, then her potential 2008 rivals. To discount her chances is to throw caution to the wind; it's not a position we can afford to take.