Clinton: Hire me, please

February 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton is urging Ohio voters tonight to think of the election more as a hiring decision than a vote, saying the country cannot afford someone unprepared in the White House if crisis strikes.

“We don’t know what will happen,” she said to hundreds of supporters gathered in a gym here near the Ohio-West Virginia border. “That’s why we have to think about this decision more like a hiring choice than a voting choice. You know, you can vote for somebody or against somebody for whatever reason you want.”

The implication is clear: Barack Obama may excite voters, she’s suggesting, but should excitement be the reason you hire someone to be president? It’s a variation of the Obama-as-risk argument that Clinton and her husband have used on and off during the campaign, to evidently little effect.

“I hope you will decide you want to hire me for the toughest job in the world,” she said.

Considering the ineptitude of her campaign, she should consider finding out what a Senator actually does when not preparing for a presidential election. She’ll be stuck in her ‘dead-end’ job for as long as New York can put up with her.

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and video killed the radio star

February 22, 2008

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According to Rasmussen, Hillary’s popularity in Texas was declining, then peaked the day of the Wisconsin primary. With 8 straight losses going into that primary, it was well known that Hillary needed that win to restore her mortally wounded campaign. Instead of a revival, her campaign now more closely resembles a wake.

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that Wisconsin could very well have been the final nail in the Hillary For President campaign coffin.


hillary needs a shot…in the head

February 20, 2008

After 10 straight losses, many pundits are speculating about what Hillary needs to get her campaign back on track. Some say she needs to be more aggressive. Some say she needs to tone down her rhetoric. I say all she needs is a shot in the head.

Now don’t call the Secret Service to report a potential assassination attempt. I’m merely alluding to the plot of “Regarding Henry”, a 1991 movie starring Harrison Ford.

Ford plays Henry Turner, a despicable and ruthless trial lawyer whose life is turned upside down when he is shot in the head during a robbery. He survives the injury with significant brain damage and must re-learn how to speak, walk, and function normally. More importantly, he has also lost most of the memory of his personal life, and must adjust to life with the family that he does not remember. To the surprise of his wife and daughter, Henry becomes a loving and affectionate man.

Short of undergoing intense psychotherapy, a well-placed shot to the head could be the proverbial shot in the arm for Hillary’s campaign.

I’m just sayin’.


after losing Wisconsin, Hillary thanks… the marching band

February 20, 2008

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has gotten good over the last few weeks at fleeing a primary state she has just lost and trying to turn the page.

This time around, she did not even wait for the results to come in.

Instead, on Tuesday night, Clinton announced that she would give a “major address” in Manhattan on Wednesday morning and delivered what aides described as a “preview” here. It seemed clearly designed to be a pre-emptive strike against the news that Clinton had lost yet another primary race.

“Tonight I want to talk to you about the choice you have in this election and why that choice matters. It is about picking a president who relies not just on words but on work, on hard work, to get America back to work,” Clinton said. “The best words in the world aren’t enough unless you match them with action.”

Clinton, who has lost more than a half-dozen primaries since Feb. 5, once again did not congratulate her rival as his victory in Wisconsin became official. She did not even acknowledge that voting had taken place that day, instead thanking the high school marching band.


Wisconsin isn’t looking good for Hillbilly

February 20, 2008

The results are pretty early, but that’s not preventing CBS online from predicting a winner…

Wisconsin Democrat Primary Results


Hillary might lose her home state primary!

February 17, 2008

Barack Obama’s primary-night results were strikingly under recorded in several congressional districts around the city – in some cases leaving him with zero votes when, in fact, he had pulled in hundreds, the Board of Elections said today.

Unofficial primary results gave Obama no votes in nearly 80 districts, including Harlem’s 94th and other historically black areas – but many of those initial tallies proved to be wildly off the mark, the Board of Elections confirmed.

Truth is, in some districts getting a recount, the senator from Illinois is even close to defeating Hillary Clinton.

Initial results in the 94th District, for example, showed a 141-0 sweep for the New York senator, but Board of Elections spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez said today that the ongoing recount had changed the tally to 261-136.

As yet, none of the results has been certified, Vazquez said, adding that the Board of Elections had begun a painstaking ballot-by-ballot canvassing of all voting machines four days after the Feb. 5 election.

“We are doing a recanvass, and we will be counting all paper ballots, including absentee ones,” Vazquez said.

“Some initial tallies had zeros, but it was most likely due to human error. Those were unofficial numbers, and no confirmed results have been released yet.”

In a predominantly black Brooklyn district for which Clinton was given credit for a 118-0 victory on Primary Night, the Board of Elections’ latest figures indicate that she may not even come out the winner – Obama currently has 116 votes to her 118.


no thanks!

February 13, 2008

For the second election night in a row, Hillary Clinton failed to acknowledge or congratulate Barack Obama after he won the day in dominating fashion.

Clinton congratulated Obama and John Edwards after their first and second place finishes in the Iowa caucuses. Obama returned the favor in New Hampshire, saying Clinton “did an outstanding job.” That courtesy continued through the early states.

But as the race has shifted to a delegate chase with dozens of states in play around the country, the notion of congratulating one’s opponent seems, for Clinton, to have fallen by the wayside.

The real Hillary starts to become visible when things don’t go her way.