3/3/08

Is Clinton Running as the Republican VP Candidate?

I am not kidding here:



Via turnerresq's diary at dKos:

There has been quite a bit of news on the statement by Hillary Clinton that she and McCain had experience, and Obama simply has a speech.

"I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002," Clinton says.

This has gotten a lot of criticism on the web. And Keith has just weighed in. I don't have a link yet, but we've got what was just discussed on Countdown. He and Rachel Maddow were incredulous at her 3AM video, as well as her statements.

Rachel Maddow:

"That's what you say when you want to be John McCain's Vice Presidential choice. That's not what you say when you are trying to become the democratic nominee for president."

Keith:

"Unbelievable."

Absolutely on point. Hillary's statement is outrageous, essentially cutting an ad for McCain in the general if Obama is the nominee. Olbermann openly wondered why she was playing this card, and also cited the inability of Hillary advisers to point to where she has been tested on foreign policy.
And some Democratic supporters wonder why many independents look at her campaign and say they will never vote for her? She and her campaign are the epitome of the reasoning behind some in the left voting for 3rd party candidates.

2 comments:

zak822 said...

"...supporters wonder why many independents look at her campaign and say they will never vote for her? She and her campaign are the epitome of the reasoning behind some in the left voting for 3rd party candidates."

Maybe all the years of persistant, pernicious bashing by the media have something to do with it.

Voting for 3rd party candidates will give the election to McCain, the same way voting for Nader did. A nominal Democrat is better than a solidly Republican McCain. And believe me, I'm no big fan of Sen. Clinton. Way too centrist for my tastes. But she's not McCain. Not by any stretch.

Connecticut Man1 said...

Thanks for the comment zak822. But please save the "Blame Nader!" meme for the hardcore Democratic party supporters that buy that line. (Even some of them don't buy that!) 2000 was a lesson in learning to fight for every vote to be counted AND/OR putting up a better candidate/campaign. And Clinton is not a centrist, she is a conservative. But so is Obama. The difference? Clinton is running a classic Rovian campaign and we can expect nothing less than that from her in the White House.

Little "i" indies have warned you for years that they will never vote for her. The Democratic party voters know this going in and can accept responsibility for a McCain presidency if she is the candidate and that happens. Chose your candidate wisely.