Political idolization
Posted by aogSunday, 24 February 2008 at 11:57 TrackBack Ping URL

Now that Senator Clinton is flaming out, one is left wondering about her impact on our future. Given the kind words Senator McCain has had for Clinton, perhaps she has a future in his administration, as part of his reaching out across the aisle, so to speak.

In another related thought, it has been noted by others that the GOP tends to be far more forgiving of electoral failure than the Democratic Party. In particular, failed candidates for President can come back in the GOP, but not in the Democratic Party (e.g., once Gore and Kerry lost, it was over for them). I suspect this is because the GOP is more about principles / ideals, and the Democratic Party (probably since the end of WWII, certainly since JFK) has been a cult of personality and once an idol has fallen, there’s no picking it back up.

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Annoying Old Guy Friday, 29 February 2008 at 13:57

Hey, Orrin Judd is coming around to this view as well.

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