According to a recent Bloomberg Poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans approve of Hillary Rodham Clinton. A tad of buyers' remorse? I know I feel it.
I remember those high flying days of Hillary's campaign, waiting in the freezing cold to see her, hear her at a local arena. I came late, and resentful, to the Obama camp. Who knows what would have been - she would have inherited the same mess he did. But......but......ah, we'll never know.
I'd love to speculate on a Hillary challenge to the incumbent, but it will never happen. She's already said her current public service position will be her last, and who could blame her?
Could there be a viable challenge to Obama? The last time an incumbent was truly challenged, a Democrat incumbent, was when Ted Kennedy challenged Jimmy Carter. What a fiasco that was - who can forget the infamous Roger Mudd interview when Mudd asked Kennedy why he wanted to be president. There was a pause the length of which would challenge Rosemary Woods (there's an oldie but a goodie). You could see Kennedy's brain trying to engage with something, anything, other than "......................because that's what Kennedy men do!" He was a better Senator than he would have been President. A great example of a man who loved to work with others to compromise - but a leader when that's what was called for, unafraid to stand on his own. He would have served as a great mentor to the sitting president, had he lived longer.
That's what we need and don't have - a true leader. Compromise is great, but we all know where the buck stops. It's just stopping, and keepin' on keeping on, and the bill gets higher and higher.
On a more positive note, I passed a truck that had a picture of Rick Perry on it, with the caption: "Does this ass make my truck look big?" Pretty good for Perry-land!