« on: January 08, 2008, 05:04:42 AM »
If Obama and Hillary concentrate on the same issues to push through Congress that they've voiced on the campaign trail, the Republicans aren't going to budge.
Both, for example, want to reduce our greenhouse emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Either of them will be shot down by Republicans.
Are you arguing otherwise?
You're not looking at the overall picture.
The issue isn't just Republicans - it's Blue Dog Democrats and soft/liberal Republicans in a House that's likely to be strongly Democratic and a Senate that's likely to be 55-45 Democratic or better. Clinton is unlikely to go in with the political capital to move those numbers, and is likely to lose many of them. She's also much less likely to be able to effectively sell the changes she can make on foreign and domestic policy from the office of the presidency without permanently damaging Democratic power in the legislature.
People are fetishizing experience so much they're not looking at what that experience is. I'm amazed that nobody seems to remember the unbridled insanity and hatred of the Clintons that still pervades conservative politics to this day.