By Susan Estrich
With the Bush management now in its ultimate years, all eyes are turning to the 2008 political season -- specifically these of Democratic citizens, who're casting approximately for a galvanizing chief to assist them win again the White condominium. And in that function, argues longtime political strategist Susan Estrich, no candidate even techniques the ability and promise of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the senator from big apple. She is, via some distance, not just the preferred Democratic chief within the kingdom, but in addition one in every of its hottest and widespread politicians, interval. either a passionate spokesperson for innovative values and a powerful recommend for our troops out of the country, she has used her time within the Senate to set up herself effectively as a real political powerhouse. there is not any candidate whose election could deliver such power and lasting develop into the White apartment. and she or he bargains american citizens a once-in-a-lifetime probability to damage the world's so much well known glass ceiling and pick a feminine president of the U.S.. In an environment the place conservative Hillary-bashing continues to be as virulent as ever, Estrich demonstrates all of the purposes that this principled chief nonetheless blows away the other capability contender within the early polls for 2008. And, with arguments either stirring and good, she reminds us that if Hillary should still be successful, the United States and the realm will be replaced ceaselessly and for the higher.
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Bush wasn’t running on his military record. I don’t know how many times I said Think Ohio, not Hollywood—think middle, not left. After the election, I had no desire to go back and say I was right, much less to write about why. I just didn’t want to deal with it. Like many Democrats, I found myself turned off by politics for the ﬁrst time in my life—a dangerous aversion for someone who is paid to talk and write about it. That’s when my friend Judith Regan suggested turning my hand to ﬁction. I had tried writing a novel once before, after my experience running Dukakis’s campaign, because I ﬁgured ﬁction was the only way to tell the truth about what you know.
Ask me to ﬁnd a qualiﬁed woman and I can always do it; ask the same old good ole boys, and they’ll call the same old good ole boys. And if they have no reason to notice that their list comprises ﬁfteen men and no women, that’s just the way it’ll be. “I never pay attention to gender,” men proudly tell me all the time, until I point out that their policy of never paying attention to gender tends to result in one or no women per team. That’s what feels normal to them. If Hillary Clinton were president, that would no longer feel normal.
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