So, like a few days later, Hillary's all sad and everything that he stole her thunder. I was watching the news last night when Charles Gibson literally started talking about how the media would "talk about" her declaration for "days." Since when did the act of talking about something become news in and of itself? Hillary's declaration to run for President, which surprised no one, isn't just news - the future of talking about her declaration to run for President is now Prime Time worthy.
More than ever, the media is hopeless. Is anyone, except the media, really excited about Hillary's declaration to run for President? I have no doubts she'd be an okay President. Her husband was a decent one and she's made a fairly effective Senator. However, I'm not excited about Hillary. I'm certainly not going to contribute to her campaign at this point, or concede the entire election to her. Heck, I don't even think she's odds on to win the nomination. I'd give that recognition to Barack Obama, who has at least began to speak with a little clarity about Iraq.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she's running. Democrats need a true, spirited nomination process to find the best candidate. However, I just hope this time around people stop thinking they know what makes an electable President before the actual election. People need to find the candidate they think will make the best President, both in terms of policy and competency, and vote for that person. That's all there is to it.
If any of you think that person is Hillary Clinton a little more than a year from now, mark it down. I, for one, have no idea who I'll vote for at this point. However, I can tell you with certainty that my analysis of whatever goes on will extend far beyond the chit-chatter that the media elites just love to pretend is actually news.
PS: The audacity of my spelling mistake in the title! Yikes.