Spitzer Resigns – Ferraro Maligns – Clinton Declines – Barack Defines

-12 Mar 08, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx101

Eliot Spitzer – Doubles Over

“… many think he invented crimes that didn’t occur. “

The acceleration of gravity – ( 9.80665 m/s2 ) may just sound like numbers in a text book, but to anyone that has witnessed the effects of gravity on bodies in motion, the effects are unmistakable. Its clear that Eliot Spitzer didn’t have to remember the names and faces of the folks he passed on the way up … because in the whir of his decline, they would hardly be recognizable.

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While this is a very sad story for politically tenuous NY, it is a great reminder that the disease of Hubris is agnostic politically. The believing of one’s own marketing collateral tends to be the first tip-off. Just short of walking around New York State in a Cape, the former Attorney General (now former Governor) was a media darling and bubble burster. He made news. In fact, many think he invented crimes that didn’t occur.

Geraldine Ferraro – Doubles Down

“… going out of her way in order to keep the spotlight on this debacle”

From our frightening but true desk, we learn that cantankerous Fox Contributor and former Democratic VP Candidate Geraldine Ferraro is crying foul. Even though she came within 4 milliseconds of calling Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, ‘uppity’, she maintains that she has been taken out of context.

We’ve read the transcripts, we’ve listened the broadcasts and we’ve listened to theferraro denials. We believe that she is correct. She has been taken out of context because if one were to put them completely in context, Geraldine Ferraro would not be seen as quite the Liberal champion of rights that she portrayed herself as the child of immigrants years ago in her speech at the Democratic Convention.  A simple explanation without the rough edge and a kind word would have put this away for good. But Geraldine Ferraro, seems to be going out of her way in order to keep the spotlight on this debacle, using her experience in a Presidential election as the foundation for her strategy.

Hillary Clinton – Double Dares

“… showed far more savvy by not reacting …”

Apparently what’s good for the gander is not good for the goose. Not that this adage is really at play, but we did find it odd that Barack Obama accepted the resignation so quickly of Samantha Power over the “monster” gaffe. Hillary showed far more savvy by not reacting other than to use, good friend and colleague Sen John McCain’s approach to this – by distancing herself from the sentiment but remaining engaged with the person. We think it was the right thing to do – from a collegial perspective, however considering that Ferraro has nothing to lose, a case of laryngitis for Geraldine might be just what the doctor ordered for Hillary.

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Hillary took a not unexpected beating in Mississippi yesterday. The Senator from NY made no bones about it, but probably didn’t help things much when she announced “On to Pennsylvania” after the Texas and Ohio races, all but acknowledging that Mississippi was actually a State in the Union.

Barack Obama – Doubles Digits

“He should always smile – no matter what he has to say.”

Obama reigned over Clinton in Mississippi, continuing his dominance in smaller States where the Democratic Machine is not as powerful.  Highly motivated voting along ethnic lines was another observation, sadly, in this Southern State with an abundance of ‘esses.’

baracksmile.jpgBarack Obama does seem to be  smiling again, much more than over the last few days.  Our observation has been, that no matter what he has to say, it always sounds better when he’s smiling.    It’s a confidence thing.  He also is not particularly good at delivering a hammer.  The Clinton and McCain camps know this very well.  If anything undoes the Obama candidacy it will be him listening to well meaning but overly enthusiastic pundits who feel he must retaliate.  It is a losing strategy.  It is playing defense and it is not a game he does well.  He should always smile – no matter what he has to say.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the post. I am glad Obama is not lashing out. It shows that at least his campaign knows this is going to be a long process very well decided in his favor in Denver. His temperament is quietly being judged and he needs to pass the test.

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