Raising WEG had a brilliant post on all the reasons she doesn't want to vote for Hillary.
Every morning, I look in the paper to catch the story that she is losing her lead in the polls. But, alas, I don't find that story. All I see is her lead increasing. I don't get it.
No one I know is excited about her. I have friends who are enthralled with John Edwards. I have a mother who is downright giddy about Obama. I have relatives who love Kucinich. (note: Spell check tried to change that to "Zucchini" the way I originally spelled it.)
I have friends who are excited about Fred Thompson and even one who adores Guiliani.
But no one I know says, "Gee, I can't wait to campaign for Hillary!"
I don't think it is because she is a woman. We are a pretty feminist bunch, my friends and I.
I don't think it is because of her husband. In general, we all seem to agree that he was an above-average president (all things considered.)
Although we don't agree with all of her positions, they aren't *that* far off from our core beliefs.
Aren't I supposed to be her "dream" demographic? I'm a centrist Democrat, who occasionally even supports (gasp) Republicans. I'm a woman. I'm married with kids. If I'm not excited about her, who is?
According to USA Today's Candidate Match Game, I should be cheering for Gravel. (With Dodd 2nd and Obama a close 3rd.)
So two questions:
1) Why do we dislike her so?
2) Who are these people who are putting her at the top of the polls? Where are they? What are they THINKING????