Why Hillary Should Be Dismissed As a Candidate In 2008
Here's one reason why Senator Hillary Clinton should be dismissed immediately as a serious candidate for President in 2008.
Courtesy of Kos:
One of the failures of 2006 was the inability of Spitzer and Hillary, as cash-flush as they were, to finally put their state's Republican Party out of its misery.
Democrats did relatively little to try to take the Senate. They put some of their star power behind their State Senate candidates -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mr. Spitzer stumped for Ms. Stewart-Cousins -- but did little to share the wealth that poured into the campaign coffers at the top of the ticket. Republicans, by contrast, raised money at a furious clip for their Senate candidates.
The New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee raised more than $7 million this year, taking in more than $1 million in the past two weeks. The Democrats raised less than $2 million for their campaign committee this year, according to campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
So while Hillary and Elliot Spitzer were in a race to see who could get the higher percentage, Governor Richardson was out stumping on behalf of Democratic governors and passing out checks which led to 28 Democratic governors at the end of election night. While Bill Richardson was working hard on behalf of Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton was hoarding the money, building her war chest, and not helping her fellow Democrats.
Who would you rather have as President, the candidate who works for the common good, or the candidate who cares only for herself? Bill Richardson wins in a landslide.