The Dream Team
Vol: 29 Issue: 23 Monday, February 23, 2004
The latest buzz from the liberal left is about a potential new ‘dream team’ that they think is their ticket to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in November. The sound of it is like music: the ‘Kerry/Clinton’ ticket.
All the political gurus on the left say that Hillary is just waiting for the smoke to clear before offering herself for the vice-presidential slot to John Kerry.
Of course, to the liberal left, all things Clinton are desireable, but this ticket would make for an especially delicious upset. Something about Hillary Clinton avenging Al Gore’s defeat in Election 2000 just makes their eyes glaze. They can’t help it. But now Dick Morris is also talking about it as a very real possibility.
Dick Morris is the fast-talking con man who engineered the first Clinton dynasty in 1992, before eventually switching sides after a falling out with the Clintons over his own sex scandal.
Morris is not the kind of guy you’d want to have over for dinner, but he is the kind of guy who would know how the Clintonian mind works.
Morris argues; “Very few vice-presidential candidates can actually win votes for the top of the ticket: Hillary can. She is the most popular Democrat in the nation. And a woman vice presidential candidate – particularly Hillary – would electrify the Democratic base and guarantee a huge turnout. It would transform a campaign into a crusade.”
And, he points out, the only voters Hillary Clinton might alienate are already going to vote for George Bush anyway.
It makes sense. If Hillary were already vice-president in 2008, she’d be way ahead of the rest of the pack in challenging the incumbent for the top job. Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Mondale, Bush, Dole and Gore all served terms as vice-president before making their run for the top job.
It’s important to note that presidential elections aren’t decided by the major parties.
National elections are decided by the ones on the fence. Die-hard Republicans aren’t going to vote for a Democrat anymore than die-hard Democrats are going to vote for a Republican. In this election, even the moderates in both parties are likely to vote along strict partisan lines.
The ones that will decide who takes control of Good Ship America for the next four years are a tiny minority.
And most of them voted for Bill Clinton both times.
Frankly, I don’t believe John Kerry is electable. He’s too flaky, has too many chinks in his armor, and is too liberal. As a writer, I ALMOST hope he wins. I will have plenty to talk about for the next four years. If the country lasts that long, that is.
(As a Christian expecting the soon return of Christ, I believe it would certainly hasten His coming.)
With Hillary Clinton on the ticket, I’m not so sure Bush will keep his job.
This election is of critical importance, from the perspective of Bible prophecy. Although America plays no discernible role during the Tribulation Period, it remains a global player at the moment.
The world is teetering on the brink; Israel is being tried by the World Court over its security fence. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to the Islamic world means the next president, whoever it is, will preside over the most dangerous four years in recorded history.
America is at war with roughly one-sixth of humanity, and its only genuine ally is the most hated nation on the face of the earth. The global propaganda machine is well-oiled and functioning, ready to play its appointed role.
The next four years will certainly witness a changing of the guard at the Vatican. Whoever sits in the Oval Office for the next four years will preside over a brand-new global paradigm. Religion is already at the forefront of the global debate, just as the Scriptures predicted for the last days.
World War Three is a religious war, fought between believers in God and believers in Allah. Non-believers see all religious fundamentalists in the same light and want the UN to oversee the creation of a more inclusive, user-friendly, universal religion.
The dominoes are stacked precisely as the Bible said they would be; the Gog-Magog alliance continues to expand and develop, our European ‘alliances’ continue to crumble, anti-Semitism at the UN and in Europe threaten Israel’s continued existence. Once that first domino gets pushed, all the rest will topple on schedule.
Whether America IS the first domino — or whether it is America who pushes it over — may well depend on who is sitting in the Oval Office for the next four years.
For all these reasons, and more, we’ll be watching this election very closely. What an exciting time to be alive!