Chuck Hagel -- Our Next President?

Chuck Hagel -- Our Next President?

Before I go further, please check out this video (gotta scroll down to it):

Raw Story
Senator Chuck Hagel slams Bush Iran policy

Now try to tell me that this guy is not the next GOP presidential contender. And make no mistake, this guy is a stealth neocon. The only way this guy differs with Bush et al., is in regard to the wars! All of the other GOP "contenders" are absolute clowns!

We know it's not going to be Ron Paul. We know it's not going to be any of the other bozo GOP "contenders," do we not? (Paul is a bozo too, but he's a smart bozo, with an actual agenda.) We are not quite that dumb.

The stragedy of the Democrats is to have all these "early primaries." If you've ever played poker, you know that that only means that we show our hand first. Not smart. Can we still not push these primaries way back now, like the Repugs are doing? In the name of ending all the internecine strife, are we going to just push idiotically forward, into an impossible position? We are going to be faced with this dapper, and largely unblemished (but not really, but it won't matter), Chuck Hagel. The Repugs can pull any conceivable trick out of the old hat -- so why can't we? Delay these stupid primaries!

Most of you here know that I have kicked the butt of every Democratic contender (except Clinton). I did it because I knew every kick I could land was a kick that the Repugs could (and will) easily deliver. But I have not yet kicked Clinton. Now look at the big picture, please. Next to Hagel, Clinton looks to be utterly unelectable. That is right. Unelectable! Look at this: I live in Northampton, Massachusetts. It just doesn't get any bluer than this. I know just about nobody (actually nobody) who doesn't hate Clinton. I do mean nobody, as in zilch, zero, nada. You can deliver all the long posts about this; but it still will not change the reality we are facing. There are many millions who just will not vote for Clinton in the general. And that is just a fact.

I have named names of "Democratic news services" that have sorely let us down. I don't want to go over that again. The ones who openly reported the realities that we face are very obvious: Raw Story, Citizens For Legitimate Government, Common Dreams, Buzzflash. These are the great ones. On MyDD, some folks have pushed the envelope to make the salient point: DerekLarsson, and stormbear are among them. Even dailykos (the ultimate in naivete, as far as I can see) is beginning to see the big picture.

Either we push the Kucinich impeachment process, and we stop the "Iran's army is a terrorist" process, or we die. That is the only significant point. Politics is about symbolism. The symbol is the reality. Get it?

Tags: Chuck Hagel, Electability, Hillary Clinton (all tags)



Are you that out of touch?

"Can we still not push these primaries way back now, like the Repugs are doing?"

Saaay what?

Their calender is essentially the same as ours.  

What are you talking about?

Hagel isn't running for anything.  He is going home.

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-09 10:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Chuck Hagel -- Our Next President?
God I hope not!!!!! But if Clinton is the nominee it will be. I slso know of no one other than my 80 year old neighbors that will vote for her. No one!! Am a progressive Dem myself and a woman and it is astounding to me how many people really dislike her. My problem with her is trust, ability etc and the company she keeps.
The stealth candidate will be the one to drive home the war and the possiblilty of change just as in 06.
by katiekat489 2007-11-09 10:40AM | 0 recs
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Hagel is retiring from the Senate and has decided against a presidential bid.  For good reason, he consistently polled in Dodd territory (0%, 1%)and has no realistic shot. 7/5715.html

Is Chuck Hagel the new Gore around here?   The same thing applies for Hagel that applied for Gore:  Many primary deadlines have come and gone:  NH, SC, IL, GA, etc.  Hagel missed them all.  He is not running, so you can calm down about that "threat."  

by georgep 2007-11-09 10:47AM | 0 recs
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You must have been out of the country, or something, if you believe that Chuck Hagel will be the "next GOP presidential contender" for 2008.   That is an impossibility, because Chuck Hagel has decided to bow out of the race: itics/blog/2007/09/sen_hagel_officially_ calls_it.html

by georgep 2007-11-09 10:42AM | 0 recs
Not to mention all the missed filing dates

I want some of what that dude is smoking.

by dpANDREWS 2007-11-09 01:18PM | 0 recs


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