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By Dick Morris
Who may 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 show in Condi vs. Hillary, in spite of the fact that, Hillary's plans for larger workplace are prone to a problem from a so much unforeseen area: the Bush administration's secretary of kingdom and previous nationwide defense consultant, Condoleezza Rice. Rice is the single determine at the nationwide scene who has the credentials, the credibility, and the air of mystery to steer the GOP in 2008. And, as this primary e-book at the topic demonstrates, a race among those commanding, yet very varied, girls is a truly actual danger -- and might unavoidably end up the most interesting and critical races in American heritage. mixing insider perception and political foresight, Condi vs. Hillary surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the 2 applicants, discovering persuasive clues approximately what we would count on from every one of them as a main government. It lines their very various 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 profession in public existence -- Hillary's as an formidable liberal who connected herself to a governor at the upward push, Condi's as a girl of large and deep abilities who has earned her personal approach. 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 checklist of underachievement as either first woman and senator from manhattan. And it finds how a draft-Condi stream may possibly sweep the secretary of kingdom into the presidency whilst she forgoes campaigning to deal with her obligations as secretary of country. the US, in brief, could be at the verge of an ideal hurricane of twenty-first-century politics, pitting of America's hottest -- and arguable -- girls opposed to one another, and supplying americans a call among enjoyable the targets of 1 of our so much polarizing figures . . . or altering background by way of electing not only the 1st girl, but additionally the 1st African American girl, to guide the loose international into the longer term.
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Extra resources for Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race
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! Most New Yorkers snickered at her clumsy attempts to identify with them, but they took her word that she, like so many others throughout the nation, liked New York and wanted to move there.
Those who want Hillary to stay home are not necessarily Hillary haters. Many are simply New Yorkers who take her at her word—that she wants to be their senator! Why this sensitivity to making sure Hillary serves out her term? Most voters in most states don’t really care. 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.
But Bill Clinton’s presence behind the scenes is not nearly as important as what he can do for Hillary in front of the TV cameras. Just as Hillary offset Bill’s principal weakness by “standing by her man,” so he can counter her chief problems by standing by his wife. Any first-time candidate for president faces doubts about his administrative ability, foreign policy experience, and capacity to handle crisis. Particularly when the candidate is a woman who has held elective office for only a few years and who has no administrative or international experience, the doubts are likely to intensify.
Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race by Dick Morris