By Dick Morris
Who can be president in 2008? Many think that the White home is Hillary Clinton's to lose. As long-time strategists Dick Morris and Eileen McGann display in Condi vs. Hillary, even if, Hillary's plans for greater workplace are at risk of a problem from a such a lot unforeseen zone: the Bush administration's secretary of country and previous nationwide protection consultant, Condoleezza Rice. Rice is the single determine at the nationwide scene who has the credentials, the credibility, and the air of secrecy to guide the GOP in 2008. And, as this primary booklet at the topic demonstrates, a race among those commanding, yet very diversified, ladies is a truly actual risk -- and may unavoidably end up essentially the most attention-grabbing and significant races in American background. mixing insider perception and political foresight, Condi vs. Hillary surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the 2 applicants, discovering persuasive clues approximately what we'd count on from each one of them as a primary government. It strains their very diverse childhoods -- Hillary Rodham's in unchallenging suburban convenience, Condi Rice's in Birmingham, Alabama, throughout the civil rights period -- and reveals in every one the roots in their latter-day selves. It explores their occupation in public existence -- Hillary's as an bold liberal who connected herself to a governor at the upward thrust, Condi's as a girl of huge and deep skills who has earned her personal method. It turns a discerning eye on how each one has spent her time in govt, contrasting Condi's progress and maturation in workplace with Hillary's list of underachievement as either first woman and senator from ny. And it unearths how a draft-Condi circulate may well sweep the secretary of nation into the presidency whilst she forgoes campaigning to handle her obligations as secretary of kingdom. the US, in brief, will be at the verge of an ideal typhoon of twenty-first-century politics, pitting of America's preferred -- and arguable -- ladies opposed to one another, and supplying americans a decision among pleasing the goals of 1 of our such a lot polarizing figures . . . or altering background by way of electing not only the 1st lady, but in addition the 1st African American lady, to steer the unfastened global into the longer term.
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Those who are still skeptical about Hillary ’s chances of becoming president need to reflect on her wide-ranging appeal. 1 Do not underestimate this woman! WHY HILLARY WILL WIN THE 2008 DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION Hillary Clinton has a lock on the nomination of the Democratic Party. Forget Kerry. Forget Edwards. Forget Evan Bayh. Forget Howard Dean. Forget Al Gore. Forget a host of wannabes. It ’s going to be Hillary. P R E S I D E N T H I L L A R Y: H O W I T C O U L D H A P P E N 25 As always in politics, all you have to do is follow the money.
But it is not just the party elite, with their super-delegate power, that love Hillary. The entire Democratic Party base loves her. 7 Most publishers add another 30 percent above the BookScan figure to derive the definitive total sales of a hardcover book. Based on the numbers, almost two million people bought Hillary ’s book. S. cities. The lines of fans extended around the block at each bookstore where she appeared. For months, wherever Hillary went, mobs clamored to buy her book, shake her hand, and get her autograph.
Let the candidate do what he wants, they typically tell pollsters. But the special circumstances surrounding Hillary ’s adoption of New York as her home 48 CONDI VS. HILLARY state and the way she first came there to run for the Senate may have made New Yorkers more sensitive to the issue. Every New Yorker knew that Hillary was a carpetbagger. The closest she could came to claiming hometown roots was to say that she was part Jewish (her grandmother’s second husband was Jewish—no genetic relation) and that she’d always been a New York Yankees fan!