I have been wondering if Hillary should run as an INDEPENDENT, What do you think?
by architek, Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 12:23:39 PM EDT
After yesterday's fiasco and todays substantial electoral victory, I keep finding myself thinking that Hillary Rodham Clinton should PERHAPS consider mounting an independent candidacy.
I know that she has said that she would not run, but I think that if the current situation does not resolve itself satisfatorily, she should seriously reconsider the possibility of running as a TRULY PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT for President of the USA.
When all is said and done, looking at the trends and events of the last few months, I think that IN A NATIONAL ELECTION, HILLARY may well be the candidate who would garner THE LARGEST NUMBER OF VOTES, as well as THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ELECTORAL VOTES of the three.
I think polling companies might want to explore the numbers that would result from a three way race between Hillary, Obama and McCain.
As I said, I am not saying that I think this is the solution, obviously, it runs the risk of splitting the electorate and/or perhaps changing the landscape of Presidential politics forever (the first would be a bad thing, but the second might be great)
After yesterday, I actually think that a lot of people would see her candidacy for what it would be, an attempt to break away from the vicious circle of coercion that has poisoned the last few elections, by running as an independent - Independent of the corrupt Washington system.
This is an open thread to discuss the PROS and CONS of this...
Please, no flames. No obamabotting