Consistency is important too
Posted by aogSaturday, 14 February 2004 at 10:23 TrackBack Ping URL

Winds of Change has a post about a Ralph Peters article on former President Clinton’s recent speech. The upshot is that since Clinton gave a very good speech (an assessment I agree with), he should be America’s ambassador to the world.

Certainly it’s true that Clinton is particularly gifted at this kind of thing, and that he doesn’t suck up to dictators nearly as much as Jimmy Carter. But Clinton is still a loose cannon, as likely to “feel the pain” of his audience as he is to communicate a pro-American message. Certainly some of the speeches he gave in the UK a year or two ago were basically anti-American. When Clinton is on message, he’s wonderful. But I just don’t trust him to stay the course.