Fine, let’s do this thing.
Yes, I’m ticked. I just read that Hillary, in her utter desperation to win at any and all costs, is comparing Barack Obama to George W. Bush.
Pot? Kettle here. You’re Bush!
Yesterday, I read an analysis that seemed really spot-on to me, about how Hillary is campaigning the way she would govern.
That Clinton blew through $100 million in a few months with so little to show for it is a problem in itself. More frighteningly, though, she appeared oblivious about her burn rate and the potential effects on her campaign, a terrible indictment of her financial management skills. Again, this is not exactly what one would be looking for in a president, especially one who is touting her ability to manage the economy back to recovery. Administering a campaign’s finances is not exactly a complex task when compared to managing the multi-billion dollar US federal government budget.
There’s more. You know why Hillary is oblivious? Because, like Bush, she’s surrounded herself with loyalists who won’t confront her with hard truths. That, by the way, doesn’t bode well for who she might choose to be part of a theoretical Hillary Clinton administration.
Hillary and her surrogates have been dismissive of states that didn’t vote for her, saying that they aren’t representative of the electorate. George Bush marginalized those who participated in the huge protests against his planned invasion of Iraq (you know, those of us who were “clairvoyant“) by comparing them to “focus groups”. He narrowly “won” re-election in 2004 and declared that he had a “mandate”.
Also, as I’ve written earlier
Last year, someone I know went to hear Hillary Clinton speak at a fundraiser for the Ohio Democratic Party. He was very impressed with her speech, and went on about how inspiring it was. I commented that I was unable to support her because of her repeated, calculated refusal to admit that her vote on the Iraq war resolution had been a mistake. My acquaintance said, “Oh, you have to get over that!”
No, I most certainly do not have to get over that! I mean, this is basic, basic stuff. We all make mistakes. The important thing is to have the humility to admit that, and to learn from your mistakes so that you don’t repeat them. I expect this of my kids…why should I expect less of my elected officials? And what’s more, refusing to ever admit you were wrong is not a sign of “strength”. It is, on the contrary, a dangerous weakness, and I don’t believe America can afford another president who stubbornly refuses to ever admit a mistake.
That refusal to EVER admit a mistake? Also vintage Bush.
Clinton’s communications director, Howard Wolfson, said back in July of 2007
And, with all due respect, if you want to talk about tactical political maneuvering, it’s about one Democrat comparing another Democrat to George Bush. That’s the worst kind of tactical political maneuvering.
After 11 straight losses, I guess Hillary has decided that she really does want to win “in the worst way”. Because that seems to be how she’s going about it.