Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Battle of the Century.

Former Clinton staffer Dick Morris has written a book about what he sees as the next big battle in American politics called Condi vs Hillary. The Next Great Presidential Race. The thing that struck me the most about this book is the undercurrent of fear that pervades it. Morris seems generally worried that Hillary Clinton could be elected US President. This bias gives the book a very unbalanced feel. For example the book tells us it will provide a "sobering look at Hillary's record of underachievement both as first lady and as a senator from New York, while demonstrating the maturation and growth that Condi has undergone".
Well that sounds balanced. And it's good to see the flatering photo of Hillary they put on the cover.
Interesting isn't it how Morris refers to Hillary (stern and formal) and Condi (warm and fuzzy). Maybe he can't spell Condolezza, or maybe there's another agenda. It's clear that Morris doesn't like Hillary Clinton as another book by him Rewriting History, shows, but the genuine fear that is palpable in this book is surprising.
America has survived a Dubbya Bush Presidency, it will survive a Hillary Clinton one.
Not the interesting read I thought it would be. Oh well can't win them all.

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