Hope Versus Fear: A Tale of Two Clintons

21 04 2008

Compare this new Clinton campaign ad released on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary to what ex-President Bill Clinton said just a few years ago about hope and fear.

Watch the Hillary Clinton ad:

Watch Bill Clinton remarks on hope:

(H/T: TPM)

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21 04 2008
Clintonista

This will be the fourth attempt for Obama to knock Clinton out of the race. He’s been incapable of doing so, which demonstrates his lack of feasibility as a candidate.

There are good reasons why the superdelegates should ignore the Obama Campaigns cries for all Superdelegates to swing for Obama and instead endorse Mrs Clinton

http://clintonista.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/why-clinton-is-more-likely-to-beat-mccain-in-november/

21 04 2008
KUT

Actually, Obama has already said that if his campaign loses by less than 10 percent in PA he will count that as a success. Hillary is actually the favorite in PA. He is just trying to make sure that his delegate lead is not compromised. Read about it in the link below.

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/03/obama_tells_major_donors_that.php

As for the superdelegates it seems as if he has much more momentum swinging in his direction than Hillary does have in hers. He has the support of a number of red and purple state Democrats even after all these fake scandals have taken place such as Lee Hamilton, Bill Richardson, and others.

The real question here is will she actually be the most competitive Democrat in the fall? Can she win in places like VA, CO, IA, and KS? Can she pressure McCain to dump his resources in states they should win?

As for electability, you also have to consider the cascading effect of having her at the top of the ticket. It will make it hard for every other Dem to get elected in that kind of environment.

For whatever reason, she inspires so much antipathy among Republicans that her as the nominee will be the best get out the vote tool for the GOP.

I doubt that a Hillary Clinton administration will be able to maintain, much less expand, a Democratic majority in Congress to even pass real progressive legislation.

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/05/29/060529fa_fact2?currentPage=6

One of the best things the Dems have going for them this fall is that so much of the GOP faithful will probably stay home, since McCain receives lukewarm support from his conservative base and Republicans are so disillusion by the goals of their own party.

But nominating Hillary will present the moment of clarity they have all been waiting for.

Obama, on the other hand, does not inspire that bad of a reaction among the GOP faithful. In fact, he just might win some Rs and Indeps in addition to all the new voters he has brought into the fold.

And in that sense bodes much better at the top of the ticket than Hillary does.

In fact, its not too late for you to switch too! We got some room on the HOPE train for you. 🙂

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