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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ugh... the Clintons
I like Hillary Clinton - think she's extremely smart and capable, a terrific senator who'd probably make a good President. And I liked Bill Clinton in office, and like even more what he's been doing out of office.

But lately, these two seem to be demonstrating exactly what it is that I, and I think others, can't stand about them. They - particularly Bill - seem to have an unshakeable sense of entitlement to Hillary becoming President, or at least the Democratic nominee. Mainly in their on-the-trail press conferences and one-on-one interviews - the kind you see on Hardball w/ Matthews and Countdown w/ Olbermann - they just seem to be dripping with content over Obama's supposed arrogance.

Bill especially seems to have no qualms with dragging down the discourse and levelling personal attacks - something that is unattractive in any political spouse but especially so in a former President. But Hillary too, in the South Carolina debate referring to Obama's relationship with a "slum-lord in inner city Chicago", demonstrated a willingness to engage in whatever kind of personal attack is necessary to win. Obama's no saint, but he doesn't take things to this level.

Hillary could lose the general election by doing this same thing against McCain. Let's avoid that scenario.
posted by CB @ 11:18 PM  
  • At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Jesse said…

    I agree about the Clinton machine's tactics, and I am a little worried about how Clinton would compete with McCain. My biggest concern, however, is that the Democrats would have a very difficult time holding onto Congress if Clinton wins the nomination.

  • At 10:16 AM, Anonymous David S said…

    I normally like your blog but I must say here that in addition to how dirty Hillary and Bill are against Obama, I would add that she would not make a good President and is not really qualified for the job. Also she's not a New Yorker and stepped over a lot of people to be put in as Senator.

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