Friday, February 1, 2008

Why Clinton?

The Hatchet's recent endorsment of Clinton reads pretty much like any other newspaper endorsement of her this election, except for the fact that it skimps on its reasoning.
"Although experience and a resume are not the sole matters in a presidential election, Clinton presents the best option on this front."

So experience is one of the reasons for the Hatchet's endorsement of Hillary. There must be more...

"Clinton has been able to take away valuable experience from past failures,
like her health care propositions of the past and how they have transformed."

So we've got her experience and her failures as reasons for the endorsement. I can't
wait to hear what sealed the deal...

"Although she voted for the war in Iraq and against the troop surge, Clinton's plan for Iraq highlights patience and a realistic notion of the complexities in handing the situation."

To paraphrase: The Hatchet endorses Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party's nomination because she has experience, because she has learned from her mistakes, and because she voted for an unpopular/costly/bloody war to her party's dismay but then voted against the strategy that has led to recent progress. Hmm...

I'm not saying it was wrong for the Hatchet to endorse her, I just think that they could have offered a bit more insight into why they made their choice.

(Note: I could not figure out how to get out of block quotes once I was in them, except for the first time, which was a lucky accident. If someone wants to write a comment and let me know what I'm doing wrong, that would be great. And no, this is not a plot to get comments for the prize, although I'm sure it is going to be a great prize.)

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