Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Woman to take 2nd highest position in America

This is certainly huge. The significance has perhaps been overlooked due the general focus on the political parties and the balance of power shifts in American politics. But this will go down as a watershed in American history.

As to how she may set the agenda for governance it should be noted that she voted against the war in 2002, against renewal of the Patriot Act, against the Military Commissions Act, and against the Department of Homeland Security.

She is not a centrist democratic, she represents the more progressive wing of the party so the challenge is uniting a fragmented party during a time the nation is torn in two and steering the ship of state somewhere closer to the political center.

I don’t think however, that it was lost on the voters that voting the Democrats in power would place the congressional agenda in the hands of the left-wing Democrats.