With age, the Moose grows fonder of forty-two.
Bill Clinton possesses a profound understanding of American politics. Yes, he had his flaws. But he had an empathy and connection with the heartland that is rare in our political life. Although the right did not permit it, he truly attempted to be a "uniter and not a divider".
On this weekend after the donkey's defeat, the Moose was reminded of Clinton's illuminating brilliance. In a speech to the Urban Land Institute at the New York Hilton, he perfectly diagnosed what ails his party. The New York Post reported,
Clinton attributed Kerry's loss to the Democrats' failure to combat how they were portrayed by Republicans to small-town America.
"If we let people believe that our party doesn't believe in faith and family, doesn't believe in work and freedom, that's our fault," he said.
Let the Moose dream - why not repeal the 22nd Amendment, and while we're at it let's also pass an amendment so Governor Granholm can ascend to the presidency.