While I already have a special post ready for when Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) officially pulls out of the race, you can stick a fork in her now; she’s done, toast, kaput. Just how freaking desperate do you have to be to pull a stunt like this?
CLINTON STAFFERS CIRCULATE ‘DRESSED’ OBAMA
Mon Feb 25 2008 06:51:00 ET
With a week to go until the Texas and Ohio primaries, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend of a “dressed” Barack Obama.
The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner fitted as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya.
The senator was on a five-country tour of Africa.
“Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?” questioned one campaign staffer, in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
In December, the campaign asked one of its volunteer county coordinators in Iowa to step down after the person forwarded an e-mail falsely stating that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe quickly accused the Clinton campaign Monday of ‘shameful offensive fear-mongering’ for circulating the snap.
Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams responds: “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed.”
Really? Then what were y’all trying to do with the picture? Only an idiot would think that the Clinton campaign is somehow trying to help Senator Obama.
This is just hilarious: the oh-so-politically-correct Clinton campaign was playing the race card, the Muslim Card, the effeminate card, the weird card, the nativist card, and maybe the gay card, all at once, trying to find something, anything, that would work.
Mr Drudge noted that some other political leaders had worn native costumes and cultural regalia when visiting foreign lands, including Senator Clinton, her loyal and dutiful husband, and even their daughter (though I don’t mean to imply that Chelsea Clinton is a political leader):
â€œOn the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering weâ€™ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and itâ€™s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world,â€ said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.
Mrs Clinton has been campaigning on her supposedly great “experience,” how she’d be trained and ready to be president at noon on January 20, 2009. So far, she’s been doing an excellent job in proving that she can’t even pick a competent campaign staff.
- Hillaryâ€™s problem has always been how similar she and the Messiah are on policy; with no substantive differences to swing voters her way, theyâ€™re left to choose on the basis of personality and political skill. Thatâ€™s where her advisors screwed up â€” thinking that with policy arguments off the table that Democrats would resort to the safe, inevitable, established choice. Not this year, with this guy this good on the stump.
Uhhh, here’s where I think Allah missed it: if it’s supposed to be a choice between personality and political skill, Mrs Clinton could never beat Mr Obama on the basis of personality — and she’s doing her damnedest to prove that she is sorely lacking in political skills as well.