Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hillary is Looking Out for #1

I am a big fan of Dick Morris' commentary. I think his years in politics, particularly his involvement in the "Clinton Political Machine", makes him very savvy and I find that he is on point alot of the time. In this article, he does a good job explaining why it is that Hillary continues to run in spite of the numbers speaking so loudly against the possibility of her getting the nomination.

You could call it dogged determination, and I think that is accurate to a degree, but in light of how cunning we know her and her husband to be you have to consider an ulterior motive. Here is a key quote from the article:

When does fighting for the nomination in 2008 end and seeking to sabotoge Obama’s chances in November to keep her options alive for 2012 begin?

Her performance against Obama is exactly what I had hoped for, but I have also been operating under the assumption that if she lost really badly in her bid for the Democratic nomination she would give up any hope for the presidency and find contentment in being the Senator from New York. Sigh... could I have been more naive?

I absolutely believe that she understands that, aside from pulling a good number of Super Delegates to her side, she is toast. She also knows that this is not only unlikely, but it wouldn't win her alot of favor with her base in November. So I totally agree with Morris that she is purposely undermining Obama's bid in November because she would rather go against McCain in 2012 than Obama.

I couldn't care less if the Democratic party implodes on itself; I think a shake up might do both parties some good and might even scare them out of their apparent complacency, but hopefully the Dems will see that Hillary's tenacity has alot less to do with party loyalty and a sincere desire to represent the people than a motive of seeking power and self promotion. If she really cared about the country and her party, she would bow out gracefully and throw her support behind the likely nominee.

NOT likely though...

1 comment:

Mr. Grey Ghost said...

She's so stubborn and stupid that she's willing to hand the presidency to McCain, just because she felt it was her "turn" this year. No doubt if she or Obama loses, she'll be back in 2012.