Thursday, August 7, 2008

She just won't go away

This is fantastic:
DENVER — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking a way for her delegates to be heard at the Democratic National Convention, telling supporters such a step will help unify a party that split between her and Sen. Barack Obama during their hard-fought nominating contest.
"I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views respected. I think that is a very big part of how we actually come out unified," Clinton, D-N.Y., told supporters last week at a California fundraiser.
A video clip of her remarks was posted on YouTube. "Because I know from just what I'm hearing, that there's incredible pent up desire. And I think that people want to feel like, 'OK, it's a catharsis, we're here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Sen. Obama.' That is what most people believe is the best way to go," she said.
The former first lady did not rule out the possibility of having her name placed into nomination at the convention, being held Aug. 25-28 in Denver. But she also said no decisions had been made.
Yeah, pointing out that not everyone at the convention wanted Barack to be the nominee, when some of them are mentally deficient enough to believe it was stolen from them. That sounds just like the unity that the convention is supposed to bring.

From Time Magazine:
In private conversations, associates say, Clinton remains skeptical that Obama can win in the fall. That's a sentiment some other Democrats believe is not just a prediction but a wish, because it would prove her right about his weaknesses as a general-election candidate and possibly pave the way for her to run again in 2012. Clinton is also annoyed that Obama has yet to deliver on his end of an informal bargain, reached as part of their truce, that each would raise $500,000 for the other. "Hillary has done her part in that regard," says an adviser. "Obama has not."

Underlying it all is a feeling on Clinton's part that Obama has never shown proper regard for a campaign she believes was as historic an achievement as his. True, Obama has asked Clinton to give a prime-time speech on the second night of the convention later this month. But as the odds that she will be Obama's running mate have faded, there are signs that Clinton's backers could demand one last show of respect before Obama claims the nomination in Denver. Clinton has been giving tacit encouragement to suggestions that her name be placed in nomination at the convention, a symbolic move that would be a reminder of the bruising primary battle. "No decisions have been made," Clinton said when asked in California — to whoops and applause — about that possibility. Still, it was hard to miss what Clinton would like to see in the pointed way she added, "Delegates can decide to do this on their own. They don't need permission."
First off, this informal bargain sounds fantastic to me. Hillary Clinton tells her fundraisers that it's ok to raise money for the Democratic nominee for president, while Barack Obama tells people who could be giving their money to his campaign or hundreds of races across the country that it's better to fund a union buster and pay for relentless attacks on the Democratic nominee that occurred after the race was mathematically over. Sounds like a good deal to me, what about you?

This is diva behavior that would make Brett Favre blush. "Clinton's backers could demand one last show of respect?" How about this demand:

Support the nominee or fuck off.

That type of unity seems just fine to me.

Update: So when Hillary said in that thing in the primary and everyone was like wow, you know that's going to go right into McCain's ads? Well here is McCain's new ad, and keep in mind the other dems praising him are all from way back in the day. All except for one that is...

Daschle: "He can work with Democrats on key issues."

Biden: "I would be honored to run with or against John McCain ."

Kerry: "He is a courageous, patriotic American who stands up for what he believes."

Dean: "Nobody has to guess at what he’s thinking,"

Feingold: "I love John McCain . He’s a great guy."


Then the ad shows Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama testifying before a Senate committee that the "right approach" to climate change legislation is one that begins with a plan offered by McCain and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman , I-Conn.

It closes with Obama’s primary rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton , D-N.Y., saying "I know that Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House, and Sen. Obama has a speech he gave in 2002" — a reference to the speech Obama delivered against the Iraq war when he was a state senator in Illinois.

Wow. You know you've done a good job if your attack from the primary can include praise of the Republican candidate as a way of bashing the Democratic candidate, and then be used in a Republican attack ad without edits. But forget about this stuff for the moment. It took a lot of money to have Mark Penn come up with something like that, so open up your wallets and make sure you pay him for it.

The idea that people should help pay back her debt is by far the most insane and illogical event of the 2008 election cycle. Nothing else even comes close.

1 comment:

  1. i guess i shouldn't be surprised at the depths of her selfishness and disruptiveness, but somehow i still am. it's been clear "since day one," har har, that she's only out for herself. not the democrats, not anyone else or close to it. in fact, her marriage to Bill was just a sham from the very beginning and was really a strategic alliance to make themselves a power couple.