Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Where art thou, Hillary?


Isn't it odd that the one time we have been hearing about Hillary Clinton engaging with Sarah Palin, it turns to be a parody on "Saturday Night Live?"

That makes me wonder, where are you Senator Clinton?

Please try speaking up a little louder against Sarah Palin, the self-professed 'barracuda,' who has unloaded, seemingly scot-free, on Senator Obama. Either the media just isn't listening to what you have to say Hillary, or else you're not doing your best to make yourself heard.

You know what's funny? Some sites are suggesting that you aren't saying much about Sarah Palin at all?

If not, I would like to know why?

You see, if you are not seen as going all out in 2008...and by going all out, I mean doing all you can to prevent Sarah Palin from using you as a tool to attract voters to McCain...than there will be nothing to worry about campaigning for in 2012.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are being very short sighted by criticizing Hillary for not attacking Palin. Haven't you noticed that most of those attacks have backfired and made the Democrats look like hypocrites? I looks really stupid to hop up and down about Palin's lack of experience when she is at the bottom of the ticket and has comparable "experience" to Obama who is at the top of the ticket. Hillary is smart to keep the focus on McCain and how his policies won't fix what is ailing America. The cat fight you are asking for would only be another damaging distraction. To suggest that Hillary is trying to torpedo Obama by being tactically smart is preposterous.

scootmandubious said...

Thanks for your comment an-person.

Short-sighted? Perhaps. You and I obviously disagree.

I knew this would anger Clinton supporters and maybe there is validity to the suggestion that Clinton is merely adopting good, albeit 'traditional,' campaign tactics.

However, the bottom line is that the polls still show far too many of Hillary's supporters willing to support a party that is 100% diametrically opposed to Clinton's philosophy. Thats tells me something about the relative level of persuasion being used.

Additionally, Palin created a disproportionate surge against the Democrats, because her appeal to Hillary Dems went unchallenged.

Had Hillary herself come on to tell Palin to stop invoking her name to lure voters, it would have had both relevance and impact.

'08 is not a time where we can once again allow the GOP to control the debate. It is hardly beneath Hillary to bring Palin down to Earth.

Think about it, Palin is the star of that ticket, not John McCain.

Ellipses said...

As an Obama supporter I really don't care about what Hillary does with Palin. People have been skewering her left and right and it does not seem to matter because the opponent (Obama/Biden) has yet to actually stick the barb into them themselves. We shouldn't be asking the loser of the nomination to step up..why? Because she's also a woman? She's doing enough..I'm waiting for the actual candidate to tear apart this retard ticket.

Also, just a heads up: you're using the Shakespeare quote wrong. Wherefore means 'why'..it's sort of an existential query not a literal 'where are you?' one.

scootmandubious said...

Thanks for your comment Ellipses

First, interesting that you picked up on the 'misuse' of Shakespeare. As I headlined the piece, I actually checked on the 'wherefore' definition and knew that it did not mean 'where are you,' yet I wound up using it anyway. I meant to change the heading but, as is so often the case when I try to send something out quickly, I forgot to do it.

At this point, I think I will just do a quick edit on the headline, so that it makes literary sense.

As for your other point, I disagree. This isn't a case of just any loser of the nomination. I wrote what I did, not because she is a woman, but because, after seeing poll numbers suggesting a way-too-high percentage of her alleged supporters stating that they were going to vote for McCain, I knew that the message had to come from her. This anti-Obama reaction from former Clintonites is very disturbing to me. I have noticed it with people close to me who have never threatened to desert the party before. Until now.

In my opinion, it seems like Hillary is the only one who can issue the proper, and passionate, appeal to her supporters to not vote for somebody who is so opposed to everything that Hillary stands for.

Anonymous said...

Sen. Clinton is in the best position, with the best obligation, to correctly attack Gov. Palin.

Okay, the dead elephant in the room is that they are both women, and that in our sexist society men still look like bad guys for calling one out.

Sen. Biden was reasonably clever when he attacked her by attacking the topic of her answer, that is, she endorses the secret meetings with executive oil dealers of VP Cheney.

Maybe Hillary and Obama have a strategy though to wait until the last minute to bring out the big guns. But that might backfire because alot of Republican women who vote early, might regret it once they find out her real views. And then everyone...everyone loses.

Recovering Republican said...

Sen. Clinton is in the best position, with the best obligation, to correctly attack Gov. Palin.

Okay, the dead elephant in the room is that they are both women, and that in our sexist society men still look like bad guys for calling one out.

Sen. Biden was reasonably clever when he attacked her by attacking the topic of her answer, that is, she endorses the secret meetings with executive oil dealers of VP Cheney.

That moment actually freaked me out a little bit because I have been listening to debates for a long time. In the past I have heard wrong answers, stupid answers, nonsensical answers and misleading answers. But never have I actually heard a WRONG ANSWER. I had to play the c-span video over towards the end to make sure she actually meant that. The only motivation for maintaining that the VP position is legislative is so that VP Cheney may maintain his secrets with executive oil dealers. So not only is the answer wrong, she herself points backwards and connects herself to the worst of the President Bush's administration. This totally undercuts her position on transparent government and reform.


Maybe Hillary and Obama have a strategy though to wait until the last minute to bring out the big guns. But that might backfire because alot of Republican women who vote early, might regret it once they find out her real views. And then everyone...everyone loses.

Recovering Republican said...

uh...sorry for the mixup..

the second posting was also mine.

I didn't mean to enter it twice