Hillary's supporters were right
by Kent, Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 11:57:27 AM EDT
It is finally time that I eat some crow. I supported Barack Obama in the primaries because I believed that he would win the general election and bring in lots of new Democratic Congresspeople into office with him. I thought he had the ability to be a transformational President, much like FDR and Ronald Reagan. I didnt support Hillary because I thought she would be another Bill Clinton, who would simply accomadate the nation's rightward drift.
How wrong I was. Hillary's supporters long said that Barack Obama didnt have the experience or political skills to be the kind of transformative leader that many thought he could be. They appear to have been almost 100% correct. Barack Obama doesnt understand a thing about how to control Congress or rally support for his legislation. I think Hillary Clinton would have been able use the kind of threats and browbeating that Barack Obama doesnt seem to be able to use to get key members of Congress to go her way.
I wish that more of us would have given Hillary Clinton a chance.