Saturday, March 15, 2008

fuck hillary clinton, too.

this article that LB sent me summarizes the situation pretty well. no matter who you favored initially, it is clear at this point that hillary's continued campaign is hurting the democrats chances in the fall. the only way she could win the nomination is in a knock-down, drag-out convention, which would severely hurt party. and this is true even if she can get mail in re-votes in michigan and florida and make up some delegate ground. she's fucking the party's chances, giving mccain anti-obama fodder and running a rove style hatchet campaign, and personal ego is the only reason. right now i'm i'm not even sure i would vote if she won the nomination.


Blogger kenniebloggins said...

brother, I think there are many Obama supporters who feel the same way. I'm probably in a similar situation, as far as thinking ahead to November is concerned.

3/15/2008 3:23 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

I'm not as convinced by this article as others may be. I think the article just continues, like many other articles, to paint both candidates into corners: Obama as the "holier than thou" candidate, Hillary as the mudslinger. How can you get more divisive than saying: [I've] watched Hillary's descent into pettiness and fear-mongering with the heartbreak of a child who grows up to realize that his beloved mother has been a terrible person all along"? What a trite metaphor. These kind of comments are just as belittling as Clinton's "3 A.M." commercial. By the way, why is Obama referred to as "Mr. Obama" throughout the article while Clinton is called "Hillary"? Does anyone else see a little bias in that?

3/20/2008 6:33 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

that trite metaphor is made by the author, not obama. i don't think that obama has done much that can be called divisive. it is clinton who has raised the gender and race issues. as to the latter, don't think that was done by accident. don't think that bill didn't publically note obama's popularity among southern blacks, and compare him to jesse jackson, explicitly for the purpose of creating a backlash in white middle class ohio. and don't think geraldine ferraro's comments were not totally calculated (and absurdly off-base).

as to the name thing, hillary is called hillary in large part because there was already a clinton (in the same way our current president was frequently called "W" for his first couple years on the national scene). obviously gender significantly effects electoral politics and commentary, but that cannot be blamed on obama.

3/24/2008 11:27 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

3/28/2008 2:07 PM  

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