posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 08:36 PM
I wouldn't say that Joe Lieberman was defeated per se; true, he lost the Democratic nomination, but a recent poll has him keeping his Senate
seat running as an Independent (which he says he will do).
I think Hillary Clinton wants to be President, but I also think she is smart enough to realize that she will not get the more radical leftist votes of
the Democratin party regardless of how she spins her platform and beliefs. For this reason alone, she needs to appeal to a good bunch of the more
liberal Republicans and Independents, and she knows that toadying to the ultraleftists in her party will work against her in the general election.
My gut feeling is that the only way Hillary can win the general election is to adopt a political platform that will keep her from getting the
Democratic Party's nomination in the first place. If this happens, and the Democrat who does win the nomination gives in to the leftists' demands,
the Democratic Party will have again done what it has done so successfully in the past on many occasions...
...Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.