Rinos continue to capture news media facetime by dissimulating their party. Even though the Hagel yelling isn’t noticed, McCain’s reversal is scoring points.
Dick Morris, FOX
... As Congress sifts its way through the various resolutions on the war in Iraq, Senator Hillary Clinton will find herself on the spot, torn between preserving her mainstream viability by supporting the troops in the field and maintaining her front runner status in the Democratic Party by courting the anti-war left. She will be asked to vote on Senator Barack Obama’s bill to set a timetable of troop withdrawal culminating in a total pullout by March 2008, and on bills to cut off funding for Bush’s "surge" of twenty thousand extra troops.
To date, Hillary has rejected setting a timetable, saying that it undermines our mission and encourages the enemy to hang in there, and says she will vote against cutting off funds for our troops while they are in harm’s way. If she continues with these positions, she will become the right of the Democratic 2008 field. Obama may also oppose a funding cutoff, but his focus on a timetable for withdrawal would put him to Hillary’s left. And former VP candidate John Edwards, who doesn’t sit in the Senate anymore, will loudly proclaim his support for both a timetable and a funding cutoff, making him the left flank of the three-way race. ...
Who leads the polls today? After devoting extreme efforts to erase her recent pro-Iraq past, Sen Clinton pulls to the front of he democrats. Even so, as Dick Morris asks, can she be in two places at once (satisfy the middle)?
On the other side Mayor G just walked into what appears to be virtual acceptance. He supports Iraq.
If the public endorsed cut and run on the same level news media and our democrat congress tells us, how does one explain Hagel’s struggle, Sen Clinton’s dilemma, or Mayor G’s success?