Reacting to a new book quoting Karl Rove as saying she will be the 2008 Democratic nominee for president, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that President Bush's chief political strategist "spends a lot of time obsessing about me."Say what?
Noting that Rove and his White House aides have met regularly with her possible opponents in the 2006 Senate race, Clinton said, "He spends more time thinking about my political future than I do."Wow. That's pretty crazy. Obsessing? The President's chief advisor is "obsessed" with her? Well, let's see what brought this up. Apparently, this is the quote from Rove in a new book:
In a new book out Monday from Regnery Publishing, "Strategery" by veteran reporter Bill Sammon, Rove is quoted as saying: "She is the dominant player on their side of the slate. Anybody who thinks that she's not going to be the candidate is kidding themselves."That's a pretty normal statement. I think most people assume that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic primary - despite the wishes of many Democrats that she lose, as discussed here earlier today, fearing her getting crushed in the general election. In fact, Rove himself touched on the idea which many Democrats recognize:
Rove also says he thinks Clinton could have difficulty in the general election, in part, because there is a "brittleness about her." That seems to mirror recent comments by Mehlman that Clinton "seems to have a lot of anger" and that Americans don't elect angry presidential candidates.Well, Hillary certainly isn't helping her case with comments such as today's. Paranoia is destroying what's left of the Democratic Party.
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