Battlepanda: Presidential mettle, or lack thereof


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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Presidential mettle, or lack thereof

Senator Clinton is trying to prove something, but what?
Hot on the heels of the release of the Iraq Study Group Report -- and a day in which 10 U.S. servicemen were killed and at least 84 Iraqis were blown up or shot -- prospective presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will join with Joe Lieberman to hold a press conference today at 3 pm ET to announce the launch of a television PSA campaign about... video game ratings.

Oh. My. God.

The violence in Iraq is becoming more savage by the minute -- among the dead yesterday were 45 bullet-riddled corpses found in Baghdad, many of whom had been tortured before being executed -- and Hillary is worried about video game violence? Are you kidding me?

If you just look at their resum├ęs, Senator Clinton is the second most qualified of the possible contenders for the 2008 Democratic nomination. (The most qualified, of course, is Al Gore, at least on paper.)

But then she goes and pulls silly stunts like this, which show that she has little sense for the proper business of the federal government, and little for the concerns of Americans, proper or not.

By all accounts, she's got an extraordinary talent for raising money, which will give her a strong advantage in the 2008 primary. But while fund-raising talent is what you need in a university president, it's not a qualification for President of the United States.

(Via The Editors.)