Hillary Clinton : The Other Shoe

The Gaffe Heard ‘Round the World

“… a revealing flaw in thinking and a discouraging glimpse of desperation that is stunning …”

We have stated from the very beginning, that Hillary Clinton did not possess the communications skills that are generally associated with the Presidency.  That being said – after nearly eight years of suffering through the in-artful repertoire of George Bush’s spoonerisms, malapropisms, dangerously dangling participles and other weapons of etymological destruction – our criticism of Hillary must have seemed harsh, particularly to her supporters.  While it is not the happiest of observations it is borne out repeatedly – oddly enough – by all things, her own words.  There is no Mayhill Fowler, alleged citizen reporter, with hidden microphone to take the word “bitter” out of context, or a cadre of Watergate plumbers bugging the Clinton bathroom – the words that have harmed Hillary Clinton have all been said – not once – but repeatedly – so they aren’t generally ‘mis-speaks.’  They are mis-thinks, mis-planning, mis-scripting, mis-strategy and mis-tactics, which all goes leadership.  So it is our observation, that communications “chops” are pretty much an indication of leadership “chops” and in plain jazz terms – Hillary couldn’t find the back beat in a Spiritual.

The first paragraph opened with the term communication skills, and with all due respect, they are reflective of what one thinks and how one thinks – and – can be more revealing as to a weakness in conceptual thinking.   These skills are also reflective of what one hears and how one reacts to what they have heard.  And lastly it is reflective of simultaneously speaking, listening and improving ones message. If one doesn’t possess them, they tend to lean more on cadences than substance.  They tend to try to manipulate with the timbre of their speech rather than the value of their message.   When one completes a sentence of which they have overtly flirted for three months in various press venues – this is not a misspeak.  This is a revealing flaw in thinking and a discouraging glimpse of desperation that is stunning even to the most seasoned political voyeur.  It was very sad that she invoked the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, in order to draw the conclusion that anything is possible.

Be Careful for What You Wish

“… the Obama campaign that has NEVER encouraged Hillary Clinton to withdraw – not even in abstract citing the greater party operation.  She repeated the lie again last night.”

The fact that the Camp Hillary has been waiting, hoping … perhaps even praying … for Senator Obama to make a tragic mistake in his campaign is no secret.  In fact, the Clinton operatives have caused a few flaps in trying to create one of two for the Senator from Illinois, when he hasn’t been cooperative to do it himself.  It reminds us of old slap-stick comedies, in which the apparent stooge always steps out of the trouble at the last minute, despite the antagonist’s seemingly flawless plan.   For instance just as he’s positioned over the trap door, a gust of wind from an opening door blows the intended victims hat to the floor- when the hat is retrieved, the villain is unaware that he’s actually now standing over the trap door that he had originally lured his victim.  A second later, the villain utters the cue to his accomplice below to trigger the trap door and presto – the villain is plunged into his own pot of tar beneath the stage.  In a previous articled we made a reference to the Clinton Campaign’s likeness to Wile E. Coyote in the Road-Runner cartoons.

Every news outlet, regardless of pedigree, has reported that the Clinton campaign was hopeful that Obama would provide the necessary drama with anything – from a last minute mistress scandal, more unseen tapes of  Rev. Wright, or perhaps even another US enemy endorsing Obama – yet team Obama has been uncooperative.  They have also been uncooperative in attacking Hillary.  They have not seized on the opportunity and ALL leadership in the Obama campaign, no matter how provoked, would NOT personally attack Hillary for her incredibly stupid, insensitive and revealing comment.  Even though Hillary has plainly lied in her interview with the ARGUS, by suggesting that the Obama campaign had called for her to quit, the Obama campaign would not attack her.   The Obama campaign has never called for Hillary Clinton to leave the race – in fact – they have been vociferous to the contrary.  There is not one quote of Obama or the Obama campaign that has EVER encouraged Hillary Clinton to withdraw – not even in abstract citing the greater party operation.  She repeated the lie again last night.  This appears to be Hillary’s ‘Dukakis Moment’, inasmuch as it’s the sound of the other shoe dropping.

Our Summary

We find it difficult to understand why the corporate media with few exceptions, has reported on the distinction between the Obama, McCain and Clinton campaigns.   While it seems that the presidency is the Nation’s if not the World’s most important management job – wouldn’t the manner in which a campaign has operated, both from a team building excercise to a fiscal responsiblity be a glimpse of the potential leader???

“Doesn’t show up for GI Bill vote .”

The McCain Campaign has been plagued by legal and Constitutional issues.  Everything from possible Federal Election Committee violations to McCain’s own possible manipulation of the FEC board in order to avail himself of additional unrecorded contributions via wife Cindy’s Airplane, not to mention 58 lobbyists still residing on his campaign team.  McCain, noted for his involvement as one of the Keating 5 in the famous banking debacle, selected as his Economy advisor, former Senator Phil Gramm, one of the architects of the current mortgage disaster and current Vice- Chair of the McCain campaign.  McCain’s judgment in courting small ‘c’ christian organizations has been rather revealing of the disingenious nature of McCain and his team, and their approach to using the religious fanatics, not unlike the president that endorsed his candidacy.  McCain is little more than the Republican stooge because the others were happy to drop out after realizing that the chances of Repbulicans winning in 2008 were very slim.  McCain is deluded into believing that he’s the choice – he’s the stooge. Campaign in fiancial distress – Message changed – 5 senior staffers terminatied (lobbyists) – Doesn’t show up for GI Bill vote .

“She has just lost any opportuntiy to be VP as well.”

The Clinton campaign, no stranger to lobbyists, in severe financial distress, whereby the candidate has loaned her own election campaign 11 million dollars and possibly more when the next campaign documentation is prepared.  She has lost more net delegates in the two days than she picked up in the last month.  She has been called on more than dozen times to edify comments that were either untrue or distorted emanating from her campaign leadership and she has had more than a handful of lobbyist issues to deal with, including the fact that her campaign strategist ‘Penn’ is a busines partner of John McCains campaign strategist ‘Black’.   Even to the point that Terry McAuliffe and Clinton have begun a rather curious repartee with Fox News and Karl Rove.  Very curious indeed.  The Right Wing and the Extreme Right Wing are panicked over an Obama presidency, because it is likely to inspire much more local political visiblity and activity a local level.   This is not good news for the Right.  They began to campaign for Hillary. She acceepted their support – openly and knowlingly.  She is desparate.  She has just lost any opportuntiy to be VP as well.

“… majority of the Nation’s youth are solidly and actively behind Obama’s message …”

The Obama Campaign has been shelled since its inception  – by both Republicans and Hillary.  The Obama campaign has not changed their message.  They have grown exponentially, despite public attacks by Clinton operatives.  They are not in debt, and they get healthier every day.  The majority of the Nation’s youth are solidly and actively behind Obama’s message, the clear leader.

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