Hillary Campaign Fatal : Political Suicide Bombing – Blasts Obama Hope Message –

Call us cynical but it seems that Hillary Clinton’s advisers have and are doing a very poor job of interpreting feed-back or for that matter – keeping up with current events.  Last week’s rebuke of the Obama flyer challenging Hillary on issues (NAFTA to be specific) has been around for quite a while, in fact, long before the last debate.  It is difficult enough to complain about factual references to actual positions, but to recapture the moment weeks later, as though it was just discovered is a new low in strategy.  The lowest point though, may have been invoking the name of Karl Rove.  It seems this latest rant may in fact be the death rattle of the Clinton Campaign.

Two important considerations.  If the Campaign reaction was mere theater – the campaign advisers are terribly off-the-mark in distinguishing opportunities from quick-sand.  If, however, this rebuke of Obama’s flyer as direct challenge to candidate Clinton’s positions is because they just discovered it – then the noise we heard was the death rattle of an incompetent campaign.  In either case – Hillary in negative mode is not inspiring.  While she may be a very smart and good person – her tactics are desperate and reckless.  If this is an example of Hillary under fire – this is not a keeper for the resume.  Further, her campaign’s distribution of Obama receiving a gift of Kenyan garb, is not unlike pictures of a long list of US Presidents and Politicians traveling the world, wearing headdresses, kimonos, robes etc…   If this is the experience that Hillary Clinton wants to share with the US electorate – it seems we’ve had nearly 8 years of that kind of disingenuous and nefarious negative rumor manufacturing.

When Hillary Clinton, unusually energized by the sound of her own voice, began mocking the Obama movement – mischaracterizing the freshman Senators message of hope, volunteerism and the importance of commitment by citizens – she may have pulled the plug on her own campaign hopes.

Clinton’s position that Obama is feeding the public a fairy-tale deadly dangerous.  Her explanation that she knows how bad the special interests have a hold on Washington seemed to be rather resigning in her reluctance to rock the boat.  We think that Hillary’s choice will have resounding negative effects, immediately.   Not the least of which is the alienation of centrists by her mocking of those moved to action by Obama’s inspirational words.  The Clinton camp’s use of Fox News’ description of ‘lofty rhetoric’ may come back to bite.  Her latest rebuke was hardly recognizable as coming from the promoter of “It Takes a Village.

This divisive and combative approach of attacking strengths, as described by the corporate press – may make good reading – but not a good strategy when you don’t have willing accomplices in Government and the Press.

Advertisements

3 Responses

  1. The Clinton campaign has slipped into a state of uneasiness as of lately, but she has always tried to make “below the belt” attacks wherever possible. I have never liked her, something about her makes me feel like she is simply saying what people want to hear to get elected and that she will be different if in office.
    My roommate put it best “I can see Hillary just yelling at someone, such as a dignitary. And that is simply unsettling to me”

  2. Frankly, I have always felt that she is very well intentioned. She gets hammered in the press – but frankly, she asks for it. Her tactics are her worst enemy. Couple tactical errors with strategy errors and she seems outmatched, regardless of her intentions.

    She’s very well seated with the ole’ boy Democratic elders in NY – Gov. Sptizer is on that team as well – still – they seem to be very misinformed and very misaligned. It seems that a post Bush message should be one of ‘HOPE’ not “Don’t Expect Miracles – Been There Done That!”

  3. I like that you don’t differentiate between sides. You call him very clearly. Maybe its because i agree with you but i think you have a great way of making picitures with your words. thanks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: