Is Clinton asking too much?
In her editorial board meeting at the Monitor, Hillary Clinton said that if she receives the Democratic nomination she'll tell voters they should send her to D.C. with a strong Democratic majority in the Senate, too. Is that a bold play for the future? Or a misreading of the public's recent shift toward the Democrats?
It could be Clinton's on to something. If people really want change, if they really want to stick a thumb in the eye of not just George Bush but the whole Republican Party, then maybe they will want to place all their chips on the Democrats.
But in times of uncertainty, Americans seem to like divided government. Asking for the presidency is no small thing itself. Demanding a Democratic Congress, too, may just seem presumptuous.
- Geordie Wilson