Tarry for the Nonce

April 5, 2006

The Woozy Liberal vs. the Inconsistent Thinker

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 2:25 pm

I said yesterday that Hollywood’s rebuke of Hillary Clinton left me with an impending feeling of doom. William F. Buckley isn’t helping:

William F. Buckley Jr., the longtime conservative writer and leader, said that while a strong Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential race has yet to emerge, the Democrats have in Senator Hillary Clinton a true contender to become the first woman elected U.S. president . . .

Clinton, of New York, is “a very consequential woman with an extraordinary background,” he said. “Her thought is kind of woozy left, not in my judgment threatening” . . .

Arizona Senator John McCain, the most widely known of the potential Republican candidates, is “a remarkable human being,” Buckley said. “I don’t think that his name comes to mind automatically as somebody who over a period of years has addressed problems with fruitful thinking, let alone with consistent thinking.”

I agree with Buckley that McCain is no match for Clinton, but is McCain the best the Republicans can do? C’mon, people! Let’s get a real candidate out there!



  1. Amusingly, my response to that pairing is the opposite of yours: I think that McCain would beat Clinton, and am also distressed that the Dems can’t find anyone better (as of yet).

    Comment by Kevin — April 5, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  2. Yeah, I think that if the Republicans actually nominate McCain (a BIG if), that he would clean Clinton’s clock.

    Comment by Troy — April 6, 2006 @ 9:20 am

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