Let's just get rid of the elephant in the room. When conservative bloggers like S.E. Cupp put out drivel about how Hillary Clinton would be a breath of fresh, moderate air they're billowing some fetid air of their own. I keep seeing the Hillary balloon floating out there above all the noise from teabaggers and stupid Congressmen, and wonder what they're smoking. Then I realize they're really hoping Democrats are smoking something.
With the Republican party in complete disarray thanks in large part to teabaggers, the Koch family, and a leadership vacuum, they're trying to peel off support and votes for Democrats wherever they can. So they look at the differences between factions in our big tent, and the one they see with the biggest opportunity for division is Hillary Clinton. It's far from coincidental to read this from the conservative Ms. Cupp, then:
But for my friends - three thirtysomething left-of-center moderates who voted for Obama in 2008 - only one name would make them consider pulling the lever for someone else: Hillary Clinton.
It's a ridiculous prospect. Clinton has insisted she will not run again. She's been a loyal soldier for Obama, and challenging an incumbent doesn't usually work out too well for the challenger.
Still, the unlikely prospect of a Clinton-Obama faceoff got me thinking. Maybe she could run. And more to the point, maybe she should run.
The rest of her nonsense relates to how she never thought Obama could be worse than Hillary Clinton, but of course, he is, at least in her somewhat jaded eyes. She's not stupid. She knows there's still leftover resentment from the 2008 primaries on both sides, and the best way to keep it simmering is to write blather like this.
Desperate times for conservatives, no matter what your teevee machine tells you. They know they've got deep problems within their own party, so there's nothing like a little smoke to hide it while dropping bombs into the opposition. This, like other efforts, won't work either.