That Was A Quick Flameout
Hillary Clinton's campaign has managed to fuck itself up awfully quickly over Barack Obama.
Over whose popularity they seem to feel offended. Especially given that Obama has been doing so well for support in California, which was always a Clinton stronghold and a state that Bill visited frequently. It would appear that Bill is not the only one prone to sudden flashes of unseemly anger, but unlike Hillary, he could bounce back on his considerable charm. Hillary, though, has all the charm of a lump of coal. And its subtlety as well.
To me, it seems she thought the nomination was something she is entitled to, and I don't really think we need more dynastic behavior in our electoral process.
And frankly, she voted to give Bush his war, and cannot even manage to say, straight out, that she was wrong. Because that's not really the word. The reason she voted for it was partly because she's already a hawk and not at all a liberal, and also on the assumption that it would have been political suicide not to. She helped give license to Bush to bring hell on earth just for the sake of her career. Deaths of thousands, enabled by her without remorse, Iraqi and American lives both nothing compared to her ambitions. And she miscalculated. Those who made that choice, and cannot say they were wrong(which John Edwards did
, straight out, on Bill Maher's Real Time last week)
ought to receive some sort of punishment, and it seems to me that should at least mean that you don't get to be president.
I'm still skeptical about Obama, and still like Edwards(the only political candidate I ever donated to, prior to his being chosen as VP nominee), but not Hillary. To me she's a potential Democratic Nixon. The very fact that the Republicans keep pretending that she's the worst thing that could be thrown at them, in order to guide us into making her
the nominee, when you just know
they've been saving something especially poisonous and career-destroying just for such a moment, tells me we would make a huge mistake if she became the Democratic nominee. The Republican political strategy often relies on getting rid of anyone they can't easily beat, and early on.