Friday, May 23, 2008

Hillary Clinton self-destructs dramatically

The odds were already impossibly long against Hillary Clinton's receiving the Democratic nomination. Basically, Clinton's only remaining hope was to stay in the race and goad Barack Obama into a career-ending gaffe of some kind, then make the argument to the super delegates that Obama simply isn't up to the job.

Unfortunately for Clinton, it was she who made a campaign-ending gaffe while answering reporters' questions about why she has stayed in the race:
"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing calls to drop out.
In other words, she's sticking around in case someone decides to assassinate Obama.

Huge mistake.

Hillary Clinton has shown herself to be a clumsy, accident-prone candidate who says and does stupid things on camera. First it was the Tuzla "sniper-gate," now she has invoked political assassination as a reason for her persistence. This is just creepy, I mean the whole interview and her attitude is just creepy. The fatal gaffe comes about 50 seconds into the video.

Any chance Hillary Clinton had of convincing super delegates that she is a better candidate than Barack Obama just evaporated.

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1 comment:

Steve Ballmer said...

Given all of the things throughout history which have happened in June, Hellary mentions the assassination of Bobby Kennedy? An unusually close parallel to Obama or wishful thinking or maybe instructions to the wack job racist out there?

"You guys aren't doing your job!"
That's what I hear Hellary saying!
Maybe that's just me, .... we will find out at Barak's wake.