Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bill Hammers a Nail in Hillary's Coffin

This may have been said before, and if so, I apologize in advance to whoever said it, but Bill Clinton’s blowup on Fox News this weekend represents yet another large nail in Hillary Clinton’s presidential coffin.

I know, I know, clever political commentators think Bill Clinton was giving the Democratic left their anti-terror talking points to counter President Bush’s successful national security offensive. Well, I don’t buy this for a second. But it is at least an arguable point.

My key thought here is that the general public, watching yet another Clinton temper tantrum, will not want him back in the White House, even if he’s there only a third of the time. Clinton’s time has come and gone. And, because Hillary is still married to him, she will pay the political price.

At the end of the day, the former president’s ill-advised public spectacle was a huge mistake for Hillary supporters.

Meanwhile, if I may jump shift, the stock market indexes keep marching higher while gasoline prices remain low. This message of the markets is very important to the November elections—much more important that Mr. Clinton’s rant.

Consumers are feeling more confident and the outlook is for continued economic growth with low inflation. Interest rates are coming down, rather than going up. Worried homeowners are actually refinancing mortgages. A happy investor class could save Congress for the GOP.