Skip to comments.THE DECLINE OF HILLARY CLINTON: THE DYNAMICS (She has only one way to go. And it isn't up.)
Posted on 06/04/2006 7:37:04 PM PDT by Mia T
THE DECLINE OF HILLARY CLINTON: THE DYNAMICS
Luntz Maslansky Strategic Research presented its findings on the '08 Dem field this a.m. to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
Their focus groups tested Dem primary voters in NH and IA....
Support for Hillary Clinton "disappeared by the time the night was over, and she won virtually no new converts. Only Edwards faired worse."
The problem for Clinton is that she starts with such high expectations. Democrats expect her to be smart, and she delivers. [Suffice it to say, this observation says more about Democrat 'smarts.' ] They expect her to be tough, and she delivers. [There is a difference between being a scold and being tough. Missus knownothing victim clinton is the very definition of weak.]
But there are a number of verbal and visual intangibles [They seem pretty tangible to me!] that clearly undermine her presentation, her image, and eventually her support. As with many women in public life, her looks and presentation account for a disproportionate percentage of the reactions she elicits."
More; "The tape of Sen. Clinton that we showed in New Hampshire was not a stump speech but rather a public sit-down interview with Jane Pauley in San Francisco conducted earlier this year. This should have been to her advantage. Maybe it was the interview format that kept her from building momentum, but our primary voter audience was not very impressed.
THE POLITICS OF DUMPING HILLARY (see post 53)
It precedes them: IRS audits (Where IS that unredacted Barrett Report already... and why was it REALLY redacted in the first place?), raw FBI files, trashed reputations, intimidation--both verbal and physical, and, oh yes, the deaths. It matters not one whit whether each and every item on this list is true. That it could be true is sufficient threat: Perception--reputation--IS reality.
So it is not surprising that it took the better part of a year for the Left to summon the courage to dump hillary. Dumping hillary is not a reversible act, you see. Dump hillary and you're on her hit list. For life. Yours... which won't be long and happy if hillary retakes the White House and her repertoire of revenge is for real....
So dumping hillary is not your ordinary finger-in-the-air, go-with-the-flow tactical maneuver. It is a lifetime commitment.
Chris Matthews, David Geffen, Mike McCurrey and Leon Panetta were on the front lines making that commitment. They had the guts to dump hillary before dumping hillary was de rigueur.
It is not that they understood hillary clinton is a dud and everyone else on the Left did not. Everyone knows hillary clinton is a dud. It is that they put loyalty to party above loyalty to the clintons, and had the courage to act on that loyalty.
by Mia T, 11.20.05
(ICKES + ESTRICH PROVIDE ROADMAP--oops!--FOR HILLARY DEFEAT)
There may be some good stuff in here, but the pics and links and what not are very off-putting (IMHO).
Very interesting article ("The Dynamics"), and the comments are just as interesting: most of them demand to know why Westley Clark wasn't included in the "focus" group's study, because HE'S THE BEST FOR '08! Oh, boy; I can't wait: Gore, Hillary, Kerry, and, now, Clark all facing off to see who will lose to the next Republican president!
Dream on fellow freepers. In my view it is all Hillary's for the taking. there is only one thing more pathetic than the dems and that's the republican party. We have no one on the horizon and Hillary is smart enough to know it. Remember, the Clintons are lucky, first there was Ross and the idiots who voted for him. Then there was old Bob Dole. Bill did not even have to work up a sweat. Yea, I for one am worried. Oh, by the way, if McCain gets the nomination then I am voting for Hillary.
Another winner, Mia T. Thanks for keeping the heat turned up.
"Oh, by the way, if McCain gets the nomination then I am voting for Hillary."
I'd vote for secession first....
Even if you don't vote for hillary and sit it out... or vote for a 'Perot'... you are voting for hillary. Smart move.
Of course. ;)
Hitlery is unelectable. The Rats know it.
At this juncture I'd put my money on something like a Gore/Warner ticket (yes, Al Gore).
Gore reportedly has enough cash from Google options to finance a run out of his own pocket. Warner's also got the cash, for that matter. Neither of them need the Rat money machine.
Thanks for monitoring The Hotline. Interesting. Run Hillary Run!
thanks, Faith. :)
This video reminds me of Hillary. You'll understand when you see it: http://www.transbuddha.com/mediaHolder.php?id=1893
Some would say she veered right too soon.
But I think it was caused by the clintons' unnatural attraction to 'poles.' ;)
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