August 25, 2008
Greetings from Denver and the Democratic National Convention. The intrigue here is as thick as fog. “What will the Clintons do?” is the question on nearly everyone’s mind. Bill and Hillary have their own night, complete with introductory videos. Chelsea will make an appearance. Hillary still hasn’t turned loose of her delegates. Will she try to pull a coup and get the superdelegates to switch to her? Will she argue that Obama’s decline in recent polls prove he can’t win? Or will she bite her tongue and wait until 2012 (in case McCain wins) or 2016, in case Obama wins and serves two terms?
It’s hard to tell with the Clintons. But they will get more face time than Obama, which should feed Bill’s narcissism.
I continue to be amazed at how much faith people put in politicians. They can’t improve your life. Only you can do that. This is a land of opportunity, not guaranteed outcome. The only guaranteed outcome is Heaven or Hell, and no politician can determine that destination. It is the unique work of God. And politicians are not God, no matter how much they think they are.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.