THE BIGGEST JOKE in politics is the Republican desire to run against not at all “radical” Hillary Clinton in 2008. Hillary Clinton is a radical candidate the way wheat bread is radical for somebody who thinks lunch must be another sandwich and the supermarket is out of white bread. If there is mustard on her sandwich, it won’t be French dijon or anything with a bold flavor. Her allies call her cautious, which is another way of saying I will wait and see what works. Dan Balz in the WaPo has some “analysis” on her on the war
As she told Kentucky Democrats earlier this month, "I reject a rigid timetable that the terrorists can exploit, and I reject an open timetable that has no ending attached to it."
REJECTS This country is waiting for somebody who doesn’t wait to make up his or her not very radical mind.
Some analysts call her approach a classic example of the kind of third-way triangulation -- putting herself at odds not only with the Republicans but also with much of her own party -- practiced by her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Others say she has been on target in her approach. "I think she's been very measured and very thoughtful and very consistent with her criticisms," said Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.).
THOUGHTFUL, CONSISTENT Dan Balz is buying it. His piece is titled: Hillary Clinton Crafts Centrist Stance on War. The craft? Let us now march forward in place. The Republicans on the other hand will consider Clinton the product of witchcraft. The Heretik knows which craft will be used by Clinton as she campaigns. Only the craft which will work.