On One Hand

March 29, 2008

Something to Consider

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 12:09 pm
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If Hillary Clinton were to become Senate Majority Leader, two of the three most powerful positions in American politics (Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House) would be held by women. Meanwhile, the president could be an African-American.

If things go as expected and Clinton loses the nomination, I am nearly certain that she will become Senate Majority Leader. Harry Reid has done a good job and there’s no reason for him to lose the position except willingly, but every Democratic senator who spurned Clinton by supporting Barack Obama will want to make it up to the Clintons and their constituents by supporting Hillary in that role.

Senate Majority Leader is a powerful enough position as it is, but it becomes more important with a Democratic president and even more important if there are more Democrats in the Senate. The way things are shaping up now indicates that Democrats are certain to retain the majority in the Senate and will most likely increase it by 3-6 seats.

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