NATIONAL JOURNAL: Meet the people formerly mad at Hillary Club
Another factor which explains the tidal wave of support within the Democratic Party for Hillary Rodham Clinton's all-but-guaranteed 2016 Presidential bid even BEFORE the 2014 Congressional mid-term elections:
The desire of anyone who "crossed" the Clintons in the past to get on their right side; after all, the Clintons have legendary long memories. Hillary might have grown up in Chicago's affluent northwestern suburbs - suburbs known for their cleaner politics - but fully absorbed the rough and tumble politics of the Chicago Democratic "machine". And never underestimate a politicians' instinct for self-preservation, no matter the merits.
This is too be expected... But it did cause me some reflection and surprise. Looking at the names in the articles, made me wonder... who then WAS supporting Hillary in 2008?
Why would the leadership primarily all have gone to his side? As someone who had to look over both really good candidates for a long time before making my decision, I would have to say it was because Obama was the more balanced choice. If you voted with your head, then that was the one that stood barely an inch over the other one, but he was, taller.
Now, with the number one best out of the way, the former number two ... is now number one... and it is creating a desert of future potential candidates, since no one is jumping in to contest it, giving much more attention towards the soon-to-be-raging battle of Republican presidential wanna-bees...
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:50am
Allan, quick intermediate switch of topic. I still have not seen a Monarch. Tiger Swallowtails seem to be down considerably from their exceptionally high count last year...
And... Do you know anything about a new species of fire fly (lightning bug) that has overtaken Delaware... I've seen it at higher Eastern elevations (Appalachians), but this is the first I've seen it here at this atmospheric level... They live in trees and tend to stay 30-40 feet above ground and give off a blue-green tinted flash of a different frequency. The regular species flies at ground level (the ones we used to catch) and have a yellow green flash.. Just wondered if any of your collector pals had noticed anything....
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 7:48pm
On HRC, still it would be interesting how many Dem politicians now publicly support HRC out of fear - or a sense of inevitability - rather than out of genuine admiration, passion, etc.
On your butterfly questions, populations of many species fluctuate. This seems to be a down year for the official Delaware state butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, although I've seen a lot flying overhead while driving around Delaware.
More stunning: The absence - so far - of Vanessa species (Red Admirals, American Ladies, Painted Ladies). Some other years, Red Admirals were flying virtually everywhere.
I hadn't heard of the firefly you describe; I left messages with some entomologists. Most of the serious entomological hobbyists I know are more into butterflies & moths; dragonflies and damselflies.
Right now, I've been following the coverage of new research into the Odontomachus haematodus, a particularly aggressive, invasive species of the trap-jaw ant, which appears to be spreading its range along the Gulf Coast. I'll talk to the lead researcher tomorrow (Wednesday) on-the-air.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 8:13pm
HRC is a vain, evil woman. I'd rather have 8 more years of Bill and Al than her.
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