Today’s question is for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
LP: Sen. Clinton, recent polls indicate good news and bad news for your potential presidential candidacy. On the one hand, significant numbers of likely voters say they’d support your bid for the White House, but an even larger number of people say they’d sell their children into white slavery before they’d vote for you.* Further, your positions on some issues – Iraq, for instance – are about as popular with many Democrats as your husband’s health care and gays in the military ideas were with Republicans. Given the massive divisiveness caused by the Bush presidency, do you really believe four more years of love/hate leadership would be in the nation’s best interests? More to the point, would you be willing to assert your own political ambitions over the legitimate good of the nation?
* A rough paraphrase – the actual wording of the question was more along the lines of “very unlikely to vote for.”