Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lost in the Tears

Two very telling comments were made by the Clinton campaign days leading up to the New Hampshire that were lost amongst Hillary's tears and her finding her voice.

The first comment was Bill Clinton describing Obama's campaign as a fairy tale. After being criticized by the minority community and seeing the comments at possible hurting Hillary's support in South Carolina, the Clinton's are backtracking.

The second comment could only be described as fear mongering. Hillary questioned Obama's experience by brining up possible terrorist attacks if he were to be elected.

She pointed out that the day after Gordon Brown took office as the British prime minister, there was a failed attempt at a double bombing in London and Glasgow.

“I don’t think it was by accident that Al Qaeda decided to test the new prime minister,” she said. “They watch our elections as closely as we do, maybe more closely than some of our fellows citizens do…. Let’s not forget you’re hiring a president not just to do what a candidate says during the election, you want a president to be there when the chips are down.”
These two comments are important to consider because they show how the Clinton's play the game. The fairy tale comment shows that the Clinton's think the Presidency is their right and they will attack anyone who gets in their way. Running on a message of fear shows how divisive the Clinton's are willing to go and shows how they will govern if they get there. This no holds barred politics is what turns off the American public from politics and leads to apathy.

Obama's campaign is based on ending the game playing in Washington. He is running a campaign focused on principles...
I’ve learned in my life that you can stand firm in your principles while still reaching out to those who might not always agree with you.
Politics as usual throws principles out the door when you face someone you might not always agree with. These comments from the Clinton's is an example of just that.

1 comment:

desmoinesdem said...

Noneed, do you really want to go there?

The conduct of the Obama campaign during the past week has been far from exemplary. They are doing as much as possible to portray the Clintons and their surrogates as racist as we head into SC. In some cases they are really reaching to twist what people said.

These tactics could win SC for Obama, but at what cost?

We've already seen what Obama does when he is in a hole politically. He reaches out to anyone who can help him, such as Donnie McClurkin, who a few months ago spouted his bigoted views to a cheering crowd in SC as Obama looked on.