Tuesday, June 03, 2008

So, Obama gets the nod, but Hillary won't lie down.

I don't often sympathize with Hillary Clinton, but after watching her the last three months on the campaign trail, I am impressed with her doggedness, stamina, and calm in the face of serial caricature from everything about her clothes, to spa treatments, to voice (and damn! she is shrill!). Despite her white lies or playing of the gender card, she took a massive amount of abuse and never weakened. In some sense her failed campaign was well worth it, since it has refashioned her from an imperial campaigner into someone more down to earth.

The end of Obama's speech made him sound dangerously messianic:
I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

Is he serious?!?!?!!! Puh-lease.

I predict riots in Denver. Oh, you crazy Democrats! That piling of minority on minority until 50% + 1 of the vote is so coming home to roost. That focus on skin color, gender, etc., rather than content of character, well, you get what you pay for.

I think my primary vote was well spent: the weakest Democrat candidate gets to be the nominee. Even if he wins the Presidency (he probably won't), he'll be Jimmah Carter II, and I will be happy to see another generation of Republican Presidents in response.

Patrick, I'm worried you've taken leave of your senses. Since when does the best orator in the game become the weakest candidate? Never. Regarding respect for Hillary, I agree. The bitch is strong and a fighter. Here's more lurid things Bill's been up to which only adds to the bitch's workload (to stifle and deflect). Truth is she'd probably make a decent president in that she is tough as hell. Sadly, we're instead in for pure socialism.

Now now, Charlie, less of the "bitch" thing, please. we're all adults here.
As for Obama, well, remember Clinton's first term? Gays in teh military, day one? That was...deft.

Then the health care task force?

End result? Democrat drubbing in the midterms, chastened Clinton, nothing much out of Government but a new scandal every 90 days - for six years.

I predict an Obama Presidency would follow a similar arc. The man is a product of Chicago machine politics, after all.
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