Friday, May 13, 2005


Newt and Hil

Oddly, Hillary and, Yes, Newt Agree to Agree - New York Times: "Exactly why Mr. Gingrich has been so effusive about Mrs. Clinton is an open question. He says he has been impressed by the job she has done since becoming a senator.
But others say that he gains as much politically as she does by sharing a stage with her, at a time when he is said to be mulling over the possibility of running for the presidency in 2008
'It's mutually beneficial,' said Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic strategist. 'He gets to appear to be a mainstream figure and she gets to appear as someone who is willing to work with everyone, no matter their ideology.'
But Mr. Gingrich may end up paying a price politically for engaging in what many conservatives regard as heresy. 'He is trying to change his image into a softer and more gentle Newt,' said Michael Long, the chairman of the New York State Conservative Party. 'That is a major mistake on his part.'"

I tend to think it is going to take a lot to get either of them elected. Either one could possibly get the nom, but it would be quite a feat to get either of them the White House. This may be a calculation, a deal. When I was younger, I told someone of the opposite sex that we should marry and have children if we were not otherwise taken by the age of thirty five. I think Hil and Newt are saying, 'if you get your party's nom and I don't, give me VP'. It would be such an interesting strategy. They could market themselves as the compromise Presidency, that all issues will have to run through both Newt's and Hil's idealogical strainers. I have no idea if it would work, but it is really fun to ponder.

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