Skip to comments.Clinton in panic mode
Posted on 12/24/2007 12:00:23 PM PST by jdm
SEN. Hillary Rodham Clinton has lost the air of inevitability that once surrounded her campaign for the Democratic nomination. It remains to be seen whether she's willing to lose her soul in her quest for the presidency.
Only a month ago, her main rival, Sen. Barack Obama, was dismissed as a "lightweight" by the political establishment. Now he has a slight lead over Senator Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire and is believed to have a good chance of winning South Carolina.
Magic Johnson's recent endorsement aside, the advantage Senator Clinton once enjoyed over Senator Obama among African-Americans has disappeared. He's even cut into her support from women.
The Clinton campaign has reacted to this change in fortune by going into what can only be described as panic mode. Using political surrogates, campaign apparatchiks, and an increasingly indignant former president, the senator's nomination drive has engaged in a level of innuendo remarkable in its sleaziness.
Days after the firing of a campaign worker who passed along e-mail suggesting Senator Obama was a Manchurian candidate, Billy Shaheen, the co-chair of the Clinton New Hampshire campaign, said Senator Obama would be vulnerable to Republican attack because of his admitted drug use as a teenager. Mr. Shaheen resigned and Senator Clinton apologized.
Shortly after that, former President Bill Clinton questioned Senator Obama's credentials to be president after praising his "tremendous political skills. " In that vein, former Sen. Bob Kerry of Nebraska cited Senator Obama's "Islamic" name and background in Indonesia as a valuable asset to the United States.
It was a disingenuous and back-handed compliment, for which Senator Kerry has apologized. But it wasn't as tacky as the comment by former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, who told a predominantly black audience that Bill Clinton was "blacker" than Senator Obama and that...
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Bob Kerrey, I believe.
I’m looking forward to her playing the ‘He’s a Muslim!’ card.
Bob KerrEy, former Senator.
[John Kerry has that same problem in the 04 campaign. He kept taking credit for several things KerrEy did in the Senate.]
Run! Hillary, Run!!
This was an incredible statement by Young and got no traction whatsoever. Shameful.
She lost her soul a long time ago, if she ever had one...
Hard to loose what ya ain't got in the first place
I bet she misses the “Presumptive Democrat nominee for President” articles from last year.
Where has this idiot been? That happened decades ago. The only difference between now and then is that she and Bill have added a few murders along the way (e.g., Vince Foster, Ron Brown, etc.).
There are a SEVERAL MAJOR dynamics at work in Iowa that everyone is missing...
1) The Universities will be CLOSED on Election Day, so there will be no ready pool of “New, Young Voters” and volunteers for any of the campaigns to rely on...
2) This will be the FIRST Election coming DIRECTLY on the heels of large family gatherings.
How much are those “Family Arguments” at Holiday time going to influence the voters?
3) Many Iowans will be on the road, and away from home during the runup and decision phase of this campaign. How is being OUTSIDE of the Iowa Media bubble going to affect thier opinions?
4) It’s DEEP WINTER...
How will the weather affect the older, “Boomer” Democrats and Republicans abilities to get to the polls?
5) I’ve only seen ONE poll that has taken SECOND CHOICES, a critical element of the Iowa Caucus’s...
Obama is STILL a lightweight. Now it is obvious that Hillary has no substance.
How is it that the child of a Muslim and an Atheist is a Christian?
If Bubba were a Republican his first name would have become Impeached, and his middle name, Disbarred.
She never had one.
When will this “Empress” realize that she has no clothes?
It is possible that he could become a Christian.
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