Friday, February 22, 2008

Enough already Ms. Clinton

Is it possible that Sen. Clinton is getting the worst political advice in history? It certainly seems that way as any thoughts of her bowing out gracefully can be thrown out.

Sen. Clinton needed to knock one out of the park last night during the most recent Democratic debate… it didn’t happen. And in failing to do so, she exposed herself to more negativity stemming from a problem that we’ve been talking about for the last week.

Her campaign’s desperation.

No, we’re not talking about her campaign setting up a hotline yesterday for supporters to call and offer their advice on how to defeat Sen. Obama (though that is pretty damn desperate… and sad… and pathetic… and inane), but more so her campaign pushing reporters a story about Sen. Obama and his supposed ties to former members of a radical domestic terrorist group, Weather Underground. (BTW, the ‘ties’ the article refers to is a $200 contribution to Obama in 2001 from William Ayers, a founding member of the group)

What makes this even more pathetic, with a nice dose of irony thrown in for good measure, is that President Clinton pardoned a member of the same group mentioned in the Obama stories before he left office.

Oops…

Clinton spokesperson Phil Singer, in a desperate attempt to divert attention from the desperate act of pushing the story into reporters faces and facing the subsequent backlash, said in an email to the media; “Wonder what the Republicans will do with this issue.”

Yeah… I wonder.

I WONDER what the republicans will do with ammunition given to them by someone who claims that she wants to lead the Democratic Party.

This is how she operates now… just look back at last night's debate. For the first 45 minutes or so of the debate last night, she conducted herself like the candidate many thought she was, elegant, poised, polished, calm… then she went into her plagiarism and “change you can Xerox” then back, with her closing statement, to some signs of graciousness at the end.
Then we hear about this… which sort of tells you that the only reason she laid off the attacks last night is that she didn't want to get booed again… so she unleashes her hired political goons to do the smearing.

As I said yesterday, if Clinton continues to act this way, she will be lumped into the same category as Joe Lieberman…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw an article describing each candidate’s stance on global warming and climate change on earthlab.com http://www.earthlab.com/articles/PresidentialCandidates.aspx . So obviously they care about it. Is it the Medias fault for not asking the right questions or is it the candidates’ fault for not highlighting the right platforms? Does anyone know of other websites or articles that touch on this subject and candidates’ views? This is the biggest problem of the century and for generations to come…you would think the next president of the United States would be more vocal about it.