Monday, January 07, 2008

Hillary Just Killed Her Chances

Geekesque, of Daily Kos, tells us of Clinton's Big Mistake:

The context, of course, lies in Clinton's regrettable statement from last Saturday's debate:

"We don't need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered."

Obama, not being a stupid politician, pounced.

Obama challenged Clinton's claim in a weekend debate that he was raising "false hopes" about what he could deliver for the country. Obama told his audience that hope made President Kennedy aim to put a man on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr. to imagine the end of segregation.

"If anything crystallized what this campaign is about, it was that right there," Obama said of Clinton's comment in the debate. "Some are thinking in terms of our constraints, and some are thinking about our limitless possibilities."

Well, Clinton had her chance to respond, and oh boy did she deliver up a doozy:

"Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act. It took a president to get it done. The power of that dream became real in people's lives because we had a president capable of action."

Just how awful is this, on so many levels? "It took a President to get it done?"

Seriously, if you are going to click through on any blog today, and get the rest of the story, this is it. This is some serious desperation, folks. Obama's numbers have skyrocketed, and this mistake shows that she's running scared.

I can't imagine the media ignoring this. She just lost the "black vote", along with a lot of other people who admire Dr. King. On a political level, this amounts to blasphemy.


  1. Anonymous20:16

    I seem to remember a blog post somewhere a couple of weeks ago describing Hillary as being in a tailspin. At the time that description seemed premature. She was floundering somewhat but not in a tailspin.

    Her comments in the debate definitely have all the hallmarks of a candidate hitting a tailspin.

    Go Obama.

  2. Combine this comment with the emotion shown and the tears shed yesterday and her campaign is not only a mess- it screams of desperation.

  3. I'm doubtful that she's going to be able to pull everything together to become calm and collected again. Which makes me wonder if she's got it in her to pull out of the race with dignity intact, or if she is desperate enough for the title to ruin her reputation by continuing on with things like this happening.

  4. Michelle Obama probably had the last word in this rhetorical exchange. She pointed out the fact that change comes from the bottom up, not the top down.

  5. Barack Obama will be the Democratic Nominee. I was convinced of this several weeks ago. The problem for the Democrats is Obama will be crushed in a national election. Rudy, John M, or even Mitt will defeat Obama. America will not elect a Black President yet, VP yes, but not President. In order for this to occur the 65 and over generation needs to move on to their eternal glory, and take the bigotry with them. The BB generation will accept a Black President and even maybe a Morman one. The X-Gen's will remove any further obstacles for anyone, including Gay and Lesbian issues. Time will solve these issues, there is no other way....



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