I went to the Wesley Clark rally at the Palace Theater in Manchester the other night and I was pretty impressed. He seemed to have improved since some of the earlier democratic debates. I think he’s learning how to become a politician now, which could be a good or bad thing. He really came out swinging at Bush, citing a new axis of evil:
“Two years after he coined the term, we’ve got a new `axis of evil,'” Clark said. “It’s one our president has created. It’s an axis of fiscal policies that threaten our future, foreign policies that threaten our security and domestic policies that put families dead last.”
Clark has struck me as someone who would make a great leader, as a President should be. I think in some ways we’ve been missing that with the last two Presidents. He is trying to sell that perception:
“I want to bring a higher standard of leadership to this country.
There’s a lot of anger in the Democratic Party and out across America toward George W. Bush. But I want to make it clear. I’m not running to bash George Bush. I’m running to replace him.
We’re going to replace him with a higher standard of leadership. Leadership that looks for what’s good for the country as a whole, not for special interests. Leadership that looks for what’s good for the next generation, not just the next election cycle. Leadership that’s not afraid to lay out some specific, tangible, realistic goals and expects to be held accountable for them. And leadership that will pull this country together, not divide us and polarize it. That’s the higher standard of leadership I want to bring to this country.”
If you go by the polls, I’m not sure if he really has a great chance, but right now I’m leaning towards him. I think he’d have a better chance of beating Bush than John Kerry and a much better chance of Howard (I Have A Scream) Dean.