It is awfully presumptive for Hillary Clinton to offer the Vice Presidency to Barack Obama when he is ahead of her in delegates. But that is one of the big differences between Obama and Clinton. She has quite a big ego, and lives in a fantasy world where she is so popular and respected that there is no chance she won’t win. That’s just not the case.
Another big difference between the two candidates is that Obama does not stoop to Clinton’s level of name calling and personal attacks. Unless provoked, Barack Obama tries with all his might to rise above the fray of dirty politics. And even if provoked, he will only go so far as to make a point, not bring ill-will, dirty tricks, and kindergarten-style foot stomping when he doesn’t get his way. That’s a Hillary thing.
Whether or not it was a planned or unplanned mistake, Obama senior aide Samantha Power called Hillary Clinton a “monster” during an interview with Scottish newspaper “The Scotsman”. Were any of us surprised that someone in the world, regardless of what political affiliations they have, referred to Hillary as a monster. To me, that is something that someone in her own campaign might say and I wouldn’t be surprised by that either. It is also a comment that I have heard about her since she hit the political scene with her husband back in 1991. Have you ever read the accounts of her first days in the White House?
Ms. Power resigned and apologized, which was the right thing to do. But what it really proves is that Hillary Clinton is a polarizing figure. The word “polarizing” is thrown around like a hot potato but what does it really mean? It means that when you walk around your world and mention Hillary’s name, you have a 50/50 chance of getting and eye roll attached to a heavy sigh. That is the nature of the beast, so to speak. You won’t have the same reaction if you mention Barack Obama’s name. You may get a reaction and those reactions might include a quizzical “I’m not sure” look, or a shrugging “I don’t know that much about him” look, but I doubt you’ll get the eye roll/heavy sigh knee jerk reaction.
Geraldine Ferraro, a Hillary Clinton supporter and fundraiser, is someone whom I always considered to be a well-respected attorney, member of Congress, and former vice presidential candidate. However, she came out recently with a comment that I found astounding. She said, “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is”.
What do YOU think she is trying to say here. Isn’t she inferring, as Hillary Clinton herself does quite often, that Barack Obama is no more than a flash in the pan who has no real qualification or credentials to be President. I mean, it is pretty clear what she is saying here. Recently, Hillary Clinton said the only experience he has is a speech he made in 2002. First of all, the speech was in 2004 at the Republican National Convention. That speech is what shot him into the stratosphere of the national political scene. So she, herself, is playing the game of making his rise to fame sound so insignificant that she can’t even remember exactly when it happned. At the time, I was so non-political, it wasn’t even funny. But I remember that speech very well.
So if he is not qualified, has no experience, and has no credentials to be President, why would Clinton put the idea out there that she would certainly consider him for Vice President; a position one step from President where he would take over in the case that anything ever happened to her.
I’ll tell you why. She talks out of both sides of her mouth, says what she thinks is the right thing to the right crowd at any point in time, and as I have said before, she will do anything, and I mean anything, to win this Presidential nomination and the Presidency itself.
Back to my original point, that is the difference between Clinton and Obama. He has integrity and won’t stoop to any possible level to win. I don’t think he will pull out of the race, or should pull out of the race, or accept her offer right now of stepping down to be the Vice President. I think Hillary Clinton has a lot of nerve, but then, hasn’t she always.
I think she has made some fatal mistakes in the last week. She talked about how both she and John McCain have what it takes to be President but Obama does not. She thinks she is positioning herself for, and focusing the voters on, a Clinton/McCain race in November. What she really did was create statements that will come back to bite the democratic party in November. She only cares about herself. Can’t you see the ads now if Obama were up against McCain?
“Hillary Clinton herself said that Barack Obama is not qualified to be President but that John McCain is”.
Thanks, Hillary, for helping the republicans create their attack ads eight months before the Presidential election.