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What’s this? Do all the Clintons have plans of occupying the White House?
First the dad got it, now the mom wants it and soon the daughter might go after it..man, I’m serious, the Clintons seem to think that the White House is their permanent home address..lol
Anyway, apparently Chelsea’s dad, Bill Clinton, thinks that his little girl might have political aspirations after being a surrogate for her mother this primary season.
All I have to say is if Chelsea Clinton plans to run for any office in this country, she’s gotta toughen up quite a bit and acquire some thicker skin. Cause the questions are going to be a whole lot tougher than the ones (or lack thereof) she got from a college students.
In addition, she wouldn’t or shouldn’t have the protection of her parents anymore and disparaging comments on the scale like the ones made by MSNBC’s David Shuster are going to come fast and furious and the journalists that state their observations aren’t going to be suspended or disciplined for reporting their conclusions instead they will be encouraged.
As an Obama supporter you would think I would delight in yet another highly public Bill Clinton blunder in regards to his wife, current presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Instead I find myself wishing that he would just simply go away-for her sake.
But in reality I know he’s not going anywhere.
I say this because although I’m not a fan of Clinton (in some part due to her and husband’s behaviour and statements over the course of this campaign) I do believe that as a candidate those around her and those working for her including her spouse, should be looking out for her best interests, perform at their best, give of their most and at all times, all times, promote and discuss her best qualities, policies and beliefs.
Simply that a campaign should be about the candidate first and the egos and careers of all those involved second.
I don’t believe that this is what Clinton has received and though she likes to point the finger at the press, men, the right wing conspiracy and all others instead of looking inward at her own campaign in the end when she does reexamine the reasons behind her lost I’m hopeful that she will come to the conclusion that her arrogance and the incompetencies and shortcomings of her staff and her husband are the main contributing factors in her lost of the nomination.
With all the high profile gaffes, blunders and missteps, and ill conceived strategies, mismanagement of money etc, etc from her top staff and Bill Clinton himself over the course of this entire campaign I am left wondering about the sincerity and frankly the capabilities of all of those involved with the Clinton campaign and I’m hoping against all hope that their role in an Obama candidacy would be miniscule.
Well, Well, Well…Clinton won three out of the four states last night. I must admit I didn’t see that coming (check out my last post..lol) good for her bad for us ‘Obama-mamites’…lol nah just kidding…but seriously she won not by playing FAIR but by playing up FEAR another tactic that unfortunately for her has a very, very short life span when it comes to Democrats but it worked and Texas unexpectedly slid into her column.
Clinton has once again used tactics that I wouldn’t have expected from a Democrat, let alone Hillary Clinton, to beat another Democrat but she’s gotta do what she’s gotta do and instead of eloquently voicing my anger and frustration in this blog I have chosen instead to focus on where we go from here now that it is quite clear that neither democratic candidate intends to budge and rightfully so before the convention.
Hillary intends to fight on and that is her prerogative I don’t think that she should be forced out prematurely let the people decide. The rules and only the rules should determine how and when she concedes to Obama. Obama shouldn’t be pushed to concede either because he doesn’t have the full support of the so called party establishment (super delegates or whatever). Now, if a nominee isn’t decided by June then it’s up to Michigan and Florida. If these two states are allowed to redo their primaries then their delegates should be seated since both candidates would’ve been allowed to fully campain within their boundaries and the results would ultimately have been fair and it seems that both camps as well as party officicals in both states are in favor of this possible solution.
If after the Michigan and Florida do overs in June and we still don’t have a nominee Obama and Clinton should sit down and decide to be on the same ticket for this is only way to coalesce and appease all the different groups Obama and Clinton have amassed in their respective bases and all these groups will be needed in order for the democratic party and the democratic presidential nominee to march triumphantly towards a win in the general election.
To be quite honest if you had asked me a few weeks ago if I would’ve been in favor of this I would’ve said NO WAY because I haven’t approved of the statements made by Bill Clinton, surrogates in the Clinton campaign or the attitude of Hillary herself towards Obama’s candidacy however, if this is not settled sooner rather than later McCain will have a BIG advantage on the Democratic nominee in November and the prospect of another Republican presidency, even that of John McCain is distasteful and unacceptable.
But I will say this if Obama gets to the convention and is then pushed aside by the super delegates for Clinton I will sit out this election and I will do everything in my power to get other Obama supporters to do so as well..I may even consider joining the Republican party..who knows.. because the idea of the democratic party elite choosing the nominee instead of the people is undemocratic and against everything that I believe liberals and the democratic party should stand for.
However, if the two candidates reach a mutual decision that puts country and party first and the people are also in agreement how can I not support an Obama/Clinton, Clinton/Obama ticket!
Now that’s the real question which name goes first..maybe they’ll toss a coin?..LOL
You know what I wonder will Hillary and Bill Clinton support Obama when he’s the nominee..now I don’t think Hillary will be his running mate but I wonder if she will actively campaign for him..will she put aside the bitterness she will obviously feel towards him and those in his campaign and travel around the country talking about how great and wonderful he is?
You know people talk about putting the party first and doing what’s best for the party and the country but we’re all human and after such a tough, tough campaign will she able to put aside her loss and support this upstart guy who took the nomination from her?
And I wonder how Bill Clinton will be received in the black community after all the things he’s said and hinted at in this campaign..this will make for some very, very interesting blogs I can’t wait..lol
Have you guys seen how good Bill Richardson looks with a beard ( i don’t think this photo does him justice but whatever..lol) why didn’t he do this in the beginning, he was just on MSNBC and he looked awesome!
I saw him first on Monday when he said he hung out with Bill Clinton and watched the Super Bowl!!!
He looks great!!!
The good old days are back but for how long? Clinton and Obama played nice tonight at the CNN Presidential Debate in California
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama played nice tonight at the CNN Presidential Debate at the Kodak Theatre in California.
They were no real barbs, cheap shots or low blows.
Instead we saw an intense discussion on their positions from health care to Iraq and for the first time since this process begun we could hear Obama and Clinton articulate their visions and their policies without being hindered excessively by time limits.
This was enjoyable and informative even for me a political junkie!
Obama and Clinton both remained above the fray with neither of them willing to venture into the gutter. Clinton and Obama both realised there was too much to lose and a whole lot to gain (including John Edwards endorsement, his former supporters and a couple million undecided voters votes on Monday) if they could just appear to get along for a couple of hours.
From the very beginning Obama made every effort to show that he and Clinton were on good terms and to quell those comments once and for all that he appears ’ungracious’ after it looked like he appeared to have snubbed Senator Clinton at President Bush’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. He spoke to her briefly at the beginning, he pulled out her chair, he said that he agreed with her on many things and he even pointed out that she would be on his VP short list but you know what that didn’t fool me at all.
Obama and Clinton are not friends and they don’t like each other anymore but that does not mean that they should display their mutual dislike for each other in public or take cheap shots at each other’s character, race or gender.
And tonight for the first time in months I and millions of others were reminded of what we first saw in both of them. Professionalism, candor, charisma, grace and intelligence. I saw tonight the two democratic presidential candidates that I once admired and would’ve been happy to support on a mutual ticket.
Watching them smile and talk passionately about restoring America’s image abroad, getting universal health care for all and about bringing home our troops reminded me of those evenings when I would agonise over whom to support Obama or Clinton but the past is the past right?
I’m no longer willing to ‘actively’ support a Clinton nomination.
Some mistakes must first be corrected by admitting an error and apologising. And I’m sure neither Bill or Hillary Clinton will be saying anytime soon that they were wrong for utilising ‘racial politics’ in trying to obtain the nomination. Hillary still can’t admit she was wrong in voting for the Iraq war!
However, tonight for a few brief moments dignity was restored to the Democratic party let’s see how long it lasts.