Friday, June 06, 2008

Mistakes of Hillary Clinton

Columbia Journalism Review thinks most of the press gets it wrong when they try to analyze the mistakes Hillary made in her run for President.


Most of the press tends to focus on tactical campaign issues such as
Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal led the pack with a front-pager headlined “Clinton’s Road to Second Place,” which identified four broad categories of mistakes made by Clinton and her campaign: “mismanagement,” a “flawed message,” a “failure to mobilize,” and “Clinton craziness.”

CJR attributes her failure to win the nomination to one thing -- her vote for the Iraq war a few years ago.
I think it was more a combination of things and what it told swing voters about who she really is.
She's just another opportunistic politician who looks to see which way the wind is blowing before she takes a position. She voted for Iraq when it looked like that was the popular thing to do. Without admitting it was a bad vote she later changed her opinion about the war when public sentiment seemed to turn against it. She was all for a temporary gasoline tax reduction because she thought it would show blue collar voters she "cared" about them.
The feminist nutcases think she lost because she was a victim of a woman hating society. The reality is that she lost because she was perceived as an opportunistic twit and people saw a possibility of actual personal honesty in Obama.

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