Sunday Read: Who’s Ready to Make Change Happen As Our Next President?

I support Hillary because she is a thoroughly tested, scandal free candidate. No one in the race to be President–republican or democrat–has experienced the scrutiny and attacks that Hillary has. I support Hillary because she has shown a willingness to learn from mistakes and has demonstrated a shrewd, nimble intelligence. I have briefed her in private and she knows how to think on her feet, think spontaneously, and be very smart in the process. I also support Hillary because she has more successful time in legislative and executive positions.

This is former CIA agent and current National Security expert extraordinaire Larry Johnson explaining why he’s making the switch from John Edwards to Hillary Clinton. While he mentions in his post that he still has plenty of respect for Edwards, he also says that Hillary is the one who will be ready on Day One to start making change happen. That’s why he’s now making the change to Hillary.

So you agree with Larry here? Do you think it’s important that our next Democratic President actually be well-prepared to make the changes we so need on Iraq, the climate crisis, health care, the economy, and so much more actually happen? Do you think it’s important that we translate nice words about change into real action?

And who do you think is most ready to make change happen as our next President? Do you agree with Larry? Do you think otherwise? Read what he says, then please feel free to come back and talk about it. :-)

  8 comments for “Sunday Read: Who’s Ready to Make Change Happen As Our Next President?

  1. Andrew Davey
    January 13, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Btw, in case you missed it…

    http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2007/12/22/am-i-a-hillary-cheerleader/#more-1182

    Here’s Larry Johnson’s story of when he first met Hillary. This meeting really was a turning point for him, as Larry changed from an anti-Hillary-ite to a supporter. Perhaps if more people see the Hillary that Larry sees, the whole rumor of “Hillary’s too polarizing to win” can FINALLY be put to rest. ;-)

  2. Paul Lucas
    January 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    im still supporting John Edwards. I think he will pull out n top in the next few primaries in bigger states. Rudy Guliani is pretty much done so you stick a fork in him. He just doesnt have any message beyond 9-11 and I think even hardcore Reps are tired of that old line. Romney and Huckabby are the front runners for the GOP in the south. But Romney will suffer from evangelical backlash against Mormons. McCain is the dark horse in this race. Im hoping that Romney comes out on top. I belive he is way to crazy to even get enthusiastic support from The Reps rank and file.
    These are my predictions. Anyone else care to weigh in?

  3. January 13, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Here, read this:

    I’m Remarrying My Abusive, Addicted, Cheating Ex-husband AGAIN:
    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/1/13/134532/085/175/436136

    “They cry out for leaders who aren’t paid protectors of special interest groups yet they continue to elect leaders who are paid protectors of special interest groups and, all the while, they expect a different result for repeating their unfortunate and misguided choices.”

    John Edwards For President.

  4. January 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Interesting that my mother, a fourth generation Republican (her great grandfather served in Lincoln’s cabinet) and an ardent feminist since before the term was coined (she never forgave Nixon for what he did in 1950 to Helen Gahagan Douglas), called me this morning after Clinton’s performance on Meet The Press to say she was so appalled that she was sending money to Barack Obama – the first time she’s ever given money to any Democrat. Mother said she was as as rude as a Republican, interrupting Tim Russert every time he started to speak. She said Mrs. Clinton was “vicious” in her attacks. I didn’t see it, so I can’t say. I must admit I was very surprised to hear this from my mother – a person who is typically predisposed to favoring the woman candidate. Now I’m thinking this not too polarizing thing isn’t working out so well.

  5. Andrew Davey
    January 14, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Paul-

    OK, if that’s what you think…

    Gary-

    Abusive? The Clintons? Seriously, whoever wrote that diary is going WAY over the top in accusing Hillary of being some “evil DLC corporatist”… And that myth has already been debunked.

    Bill-

    I guess your Republican mother saw a different “Meet the Press” from what my ex-Republican father saw. We both watched Hillary’s appearance yesterday morning, and he especially was glad to see Hillary not take any s*** from Russert when he was trying to distort her past statement. Oh yes, and he thought she nailed it when she talked about how it takes more than just words to make change happen… It also takes action. That’s why for the first time in many years, my dad mailed in his absentee vote (he’s now a Democrat!) for Hillary. :-)

  6. January 14, 2008 at 8:30 am

    You’re right, Andrew. She saw it from a woman’s perspective – something neither you, your father, nor I will ever be capable of.

  7. liberal youngin
    January 14, 2008 at 8:42 am

    HILARY FOR PRESIDENT! she has the most experience and she knows what she wants to do for the country and she knows how to do it!

  8. Andrew Davey
    January 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Bill-

    Yes, and your mother has her right to her own opinion. However, I heard from quite a few women yesterday who concurred with me and my dad. I specifically heard from one woman at a Democratic meeting, and she had not even supported Hillary before, and she said that she felt Hillary did a terrific job yesterday in handling Tim Russert’s unfair questions. And in emails from other women friends yesterday, they said Hillary was great in handling Russert and getting her own message out.

    Believe it or not, your mother isn’t the only woman who watched MTP yesterday. ;-)

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