Saturday, January 20, 2007

In to win

Big surprise:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped into the 2008 presidential race yesterday, immediately squaring off against Senator Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic field in what is effectively the party’s first primary, the competition for campaign donations.

“I’m in,” Mrs. Clinton said in an e-mail message to supporters early yesterday. “And I’m in to win.”
Naturally, it's all about money.
Her entrance into the race followed Mr. Obama’s by less than a week, and highlighted the urgency for her of not falling behind in the competition for money, ...
And more money.
At this early stage in the nomination fight, securing donations and signing up fund-raisers are among the best ways of showing political strength in a crowded field (seven Democrats and counting). And Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton are looking to raise at least $75 million this year alone.
Ideas? Substance? Nowhere in sight. Now that's politics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that will excite the people at Fox News more is if a homosexual Democrat enters the fray.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I think of it she is really doing a disservice to the Democratic party. Not only is she a woman, she is very polarizing. The only way she would not know this is by being surrounded by by too many yes men (and women). Obama is in a similar situation.
If Jesus Christ was their running mate they would still lose in our bigoted country.
I would like nothing more than to be proved wrong and have a qualified woman or "minority" win . I won't hold my breath.

5:06 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

I have only one issue with Hillary and that is her incessant and correctly derided political "triangulation." It affords neither her nor anyone who might support her anyway to know what the hell she is for or against. She is always the last one to make a statement and only does once the polls tell her which way to swing. Many pols do this, of course, so it is not necessarily a killer in today's politics, which is why they generally suck.

But the larger problem -- much larger -- is the media ravaging she will surely receive as the Dem nominee. Hell, she getting it already. If the Democrats have not learned that Clinton is going to be roasted alive by a media machine that has been at one Clinton throat or another for the last ten years, then they will loose the election and will prove, once again, that they are simply not as savvy as the GOP at the brinkmanship we happily call politics.

12:45 AM  

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