Carol Platt Liebau: Bring It On, Chuck Hagel!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bring It On, Chuck Hagel!

It's long been said that every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president looking back. That, of course, suggests an element of self-delusion on the part of at least some of the 100 US senators currently sitting.

No one, however, could possibly be more deluded than Chuck Hagel, who may be announcing for President next week. His unforgivable grandstanding on the war -- coupled with his voting record 95% in support of George Bush -- pretty much guarantees that finding a natural constituency (either among anti-war zealots or traditional Republicans) will be nigh impossible.

It will be interesting to see if Chuck Hagel ever finally figures out just how deeply distrusted and disliked he is within the Republican Party. Poor performances in the primaries should be a big clue.

Update: NRO's Jim Geraghty deems a Hagel run unlikely. Too bad, if true.


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