For the second week in a row, Hillary Clinton lost big to Barack Obama in a set of Tuesday night primaries. And, for the second week in a row, she pretended it never happened.
Speaking in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday night after losing to Obama in Wisconsin, Hillary made no mention of the primary – not acknowledging her rival’s victories or the thousands of her own supporters who voted for her in the Badger State.
Her snub followed a similar one the week before in Texas after she lost the ‘Potomac primaries.’
The Clinton campaign, seeming to realize Hillary was being cast as a sore loser, let reporters know that she did phone Obama later Tuesday night to congratulate him on his wins.
But Obama got his payback, taking the stage at his own rally Tuesday night in Houston while Hillary was still speaking. All the U.S. news networks cut away from Hillary and went straight to Obama, robbing her of precious free air time.
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’.
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.
Hillary will even use her own daughter in order to win a few votes.
“We also have to reward work more,” Clinton told a small group of Ohio residents today. “and by that, I mean, I have people in New York working on Wall Street as investment managers, as hedge fund executives. Under the tax code, they can pay a lower percentage of their income in taxes on $50 million dollars, than a teacher, or a nurse, or a truck driver in Parma pays on $50,000. That’s very discouraging to people.”
The former first lady’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, works for New York-based hedge fund Avenue Capital Group. She previously worked in New York for McKinsey & Company, her first job after graduating with her master’s degree from Oxford University.
Here’s an interesting post about Hillary’s view (or maybe ‘use’ is a better description) of religion
I don’t know Hillary Clinton personally, but I, for some reason, don’t get the feeling that she’s a particularly spiritual person. I would think that if she ever had a sizable problem, she would go straight to her cell phone and call a cadre of lawyers, political advisers and PR experts to immediately embark on “damage control” as opposed to falling on her knees in prayer.
Perhaps, she utters Sydney Blumenthal’s name when she needs “divine” inspiration.
Or maybe, she used to… BEFORE his January 7th arrest. Always remember: you can’t spell “I’m drunk”…without the letters “D-U-I”.
As far as religious affiliations are concerned, Hillary Clinton’s bio indicates she’s a Methodist.
OK…fine. I’ll buy that.
Again, I don’t know the woman Hillary Clinton is, but I don’t like the politician she has become. I think ALL politicians are glad handers, they’ll say whatever they have to to advance their agenda, but in my opinion, Hillary has carefully honed deflection, transference and rationalization to a fine art.
Still, I wonder about the woman. I wonder what she’s like when the camera isn’t on her, when she’s alone, in private–away from her constituency, the pundits and the pollsters.
Having done some research on Hillary, I think I can shed some light on the woman Hillary really is when the cameras are turned away.
“I want to get this sh*t over with and get these damn people out of here.”
Hillary was unaware of an active microphone near her in the Arkansas governor’s mansion as she said that about a group of grade-school students touring the building.