Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Stake In The Heart Of The Clinton Campaign

Following the disaster which passed for a debate on ABC the national punditry gathered together in order to find anything which Barack Obama may have said which would make him unelectable. The natural assumption was that any such moment would have to be against Obama because he was under attack from multiple sides in that atrocity of an event.

The widespread consensus is that there was no nuke which would destroy the Obama campaign. I think, however, that the punditry have missed just such a moment... but it is the campaign of Senator Clinton which will have to try to repair the damage sooner or maybe later. I will simply be amazed if the Clinton campaign could recover from a commercial on steady rotation which featured a video of this reponse by Senator Clinton to the Bosnia controversy:
"On a couple of occasions in the last weeks, I just said some things that weren't in keeping with what I knew to be the case and what I had written about in my book."
This quote distills the entire controversy into one potent quote directly from the candidate herself. Hillary Clinton can not possibly be elected following her own admission that she knowingly lied in order to score cheap political points. In fact all of the recent blather by her campaign about her exaustion or the time of day that she was quoted or her age, is shown as further deception. She knew what she was saying was not true, and she continued to say it in a crass attempt to pad her resume.

Senator Clinton is now on tape admitting that she is willing to lie for political gain. It may well be the case that Senator Obama means what he says about a different type of politics, and he may not run a commercial featuring that quote. But I very seriously doubt that the Republicans will be so kindly should Clinton win the nomination, and it is hard to imagine a candidate who could overcome such an attack in their own words.

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