Monday, February 18, 2008

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

MILWAUKEE -- So what did Michelle Obama think of the United States before her husband decided he wanted to run the place?

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

Oh dear, if wretched sentiments such as these continue to flow from the Obama camp they could easily start to stick to his campaign in a very vote sapping sort of manner. Likewise, if Obama keeps borrowing the words of others without giving credit to their source, well, he just may blow his big mo and let the ghastly HRC back into the race. And speaking of the unspeakable Billary, having come up on the butt end of the vote count in eight straight primaries, she is now about as desperate as Dick Cheney at a vegan buffet, and so we are being treated to the full monty of the vaunted Clinton gutter tactics. Personally, I don't care much if Obama lifts a few bits from someone else's (in this case then candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick) arsenal of speeches, but it never looks good to engage in plagiarism, however mild, and perception, as we know, means so much in political campaigns.

If I had to bet, and thankfully, I don't, I'd say Hillary is going down, and perhaps even faster than before, because her shit slinging gambit is clearly an obvious act of desperation by a candidate who doesn't have a whole lot to offer that hasn't already been soundly rejected of late by Carl and Carla voter. Yes, I'm going to venture that Michelle Obama's stupefying comment-Good God, how does someone who has had every advantage have the gall, and frankly, given the circumstances, stupidity, to utter such rancid pish-and husband Barack's minor verbal pilfering will be cancelled out by Hillary's obvious and crapulous attempt to salvage her sinking political dinghy.

In the meantime, the economy continues to find new ways in which to look ghastly, so whoever makes it out of the Democratic cage match better really be thinking very hard how to not just beat old man McCain-which shouldn't be too hard provided no one gets cocky- but how to deal with an economy that is fast on its way to flatlining.

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