Was last week’s hub-bub about the idea of a presidential run by Bill Moyers the beginning of something big, or just a summer fancy on the way to something more serious?
It doesn’t look good out in the blogosphere; there aren’t that many people talking about the Moyers 2008 idea this week. Technorati stats show the trend for “Moyers 2008” this month:
A few straggle in:
Mr. Moyers, you are absolutely resplendent when you speak to an issue and, considering the fact that most of the issues facing us today deal with life and death and even deal with the use of â€œthe ultimate forceâ€, the American people need leadership that is strong yet extremely clear in what its plans are and why it believes that those actions are best for The United States. Our president needs to be honest with the American people.
The rest of the world needs to know that The United States of America is a rational nation that reacts rationally because its president is a rational human being.
Mr. Moyers, you are that human being.
Somebody run for President!
Viable or not, I don’t care. Ralph. Bill Moyers. Gus Hall, where are you now? (I know, I know).
Molly Ivins has a fantastic idea — run Bill Moyers for President. Nobody thinks he can win, but he will elevate the discourse to a level that many of us have never seen or might have forgotten: When debates were about issues, who won was about who was right.
If Moyers were to run, I agree with Molly that the other candidates will have no choice but to get markedly better.
What’s your take? Is a Bill Moyers candidacy just another idea on its way to the dustbin of history? Or does this notion have legs?