Skip to comments.Props for her political theater
Posted on 04/10/2008 9:23:42 AM PDT by SmithL
Hillary Clinton should stay in the race and fight as hard as she can to win. She owes that much to Americans who voted for her, as well as staffers who cast their fortunes behind her.
There also is no point in holding back her attacks on Barack Obama - lest she tarnish her rival for the Democratic nomination. As former Clinton White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis wrote in a Wall Street Journal commentary that took on Obama's support for his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, "If Mr. Obama doesn't show a willingness to try to answer all the questions now, John McCain and the Republican attack machine will not waste a minute pressuring him to do so if he is the Democratic Party's choice in the fall."
As a long-time Clintonista, Lanny Davis knows attack machines. Don't get me wrong. I don't want Clinton to win the nomination. But unless and until Obama has garnered enough delegates to proclaim himself his party's victor - well, as the Democrats say, let every vote count. If Obama can't beat Clinton when she's down, then he's not a closer. As for Clinton, her campaign is proving that if you must reach into your old bag of tricks too often, the magic wears off.
In 1992, Democratic candidate Bill Clinton hit President George H.W. Bush on "coddling" China and not linking most-favored nation trade status to human rights. In office, Clinton predictably bowed to the inexorable big-market forces of globalization and de-linked China's human rights record from most-favored-nation approval.
Now Hillary Clinton has called on President Bush to boycott the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and chided the Bush administration for being "wrong to downplay human rights in its policy toward China." Does anyone doubt that... Clinton would make the same about-face
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This from the San Francisco Chronic.
Color ME surprised.
I’m wondering why she’s not scratching Nobama’s eyes out.
I thought they kept them in camp for 23.5 hours a day, and fed them only stale bread and water.
Technically speaking, that only applies when: 1) Running against a Republican and 2) If you have a Daley from Chicago doing the counting.
only stale bread and water.
Here in SF its sourdough and Cabernet””
No doubt served by the illegal intruders given sanctuary!!!