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Not only is Obama asking wealthy Americans to give something up, he's doing it in a way that inspires. He says to the wealthy, we need to find that "bottom up" growth that benefits everyone. We are better than this.

In the war on terror, only Obama is challenging the idea that Iraq is any kind of "central front," and doing the hard work of changing how people think about the issue. He's not just trying to "out-tough" the next guy. We badly need this if we are to win the war and be truly safe.

If Rudy Giuliani is America's Mayor, Bill is America's Ex-Boyfriend. He has his good qualities, but he comes with all his bad baggage too.

Hillary has consistently made Obama's experience and readiness to lead an issue, soit's fair to reverse the question. Winning a state house seat in the rough world of Chicago politics, like Obama did, is experience. Rising on your own, with no dynastic coattails to ride, to become a U.S. senator is experience. Sitting next to your husband at state dinners...well, it's not experience. At least Bobby Kennedy was honest about this sort of thing. He once said, on being the youngest attorney general in history: "I worked hard. I was ambitious. I studied...And then my brother was elected President."

With Hillary's negatives so high among Republicans and crucial independents, the writing on the wall couldn't be clearer. Even Karl Rover, the Dark Prince, is working overtime to make the Republican's dream opponent come true. In an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal bolstering Hillary's New Hampshire win, he fairly swoons that: "Mr. Obama is an inspiring figure playing a historical role, but that's not enough to push aside the former First Lady and senator from New York. She's an historic figure, too." Rove takes a gratuitous swipe at Obama as a "vitamin-starved Adlai Stevenson."

Wresting apart Rove's favored conflations, of taxes on the rich and taxes on the middle, and of the war in Iraq with the war on terror, is hardly the airy rhetoric Rove accuses Obama of employing. Rove knows that if Obama is the nominee, the Republicans are beat. When did Rover ever have anything nice to say about a Clinton?

I personally am an impeachment advocate, as regards both George Bush and Dick Cheney. My hope is that by keeping ObaMOMENTUM going, and crystalizing the vision that this exciting politician makes possible, the increasing irrelevance of Bush and Cheney will make impeachment finally possible.


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Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the (more...)

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The only Clinton I want to see in the White House ... by Michael Chavers on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 4:59:04 PM