Not a long essay but a random thought.
I didn't vote for Bush or Dole or that weird gnome from Texas either, so you figure it out.
It's twisting my soul but I am starting to regret not voting for Mr. Bill. At the time, I was much more ideologically inclined and couldn't bring myself to vote for such a political animal. The final straw was when he made it well known he would not commute the death penalty of a mentally retarded man. It was cold, calculated political move. Not a moral one and it turned my stomach.
Now, I look back at welfare reform, NAFTA and many other issues of his watch and realize more and more I agree with his moves during those eight years.
As I look back at events of the past 6 years, particularly Katrina, I keep asking myself, WWBD? What would Bill do?
Sure, a lot of what he would have done would have been through the prism of cold political calculus. But given today's climate, I think I could forgive even the most political beast.
Cross posted at Radical Georgia Moderate