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December 02, 2007 10:44 PM UTC

Her Big Gun Shoots HRC In the Foot

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  • by: JO

The 800-lb gorilla in the Dem primary has always been Big Bill. When people refer to HRC’s experience, they mean: she lived in the White House from 1993-2001. On her own HRC has accomplished nothing of note. “Experience” in her case is shorthand for “Bill’s wife” and “member of the same old crowd.”

Now Big Bill is getting more visible and more vocal in Iowa, declaring most recently that he was always against the Iraq war. Bill and Hill must have squabbled over dinner about the subject, with him against and she in favor pre-March 2003. [And for those who believe that, please see Ebay bidding for Brooklyn Bridge…starting bids at $10.]

At the very same time WJC is discovering Iowa, Obama takes the lead, thin as it may be. Conventional wisdom is that HRC is worried and decided to call in Bill to help. But maybe it’s the other way ’round, that HRC’s big gun went off and hit HER in the foot!

HRC brings tonnes of baggage into the race, the biggest piece of which is Big Bill. Do people –Democrats–really want eight more years of Billary? Or is it Hillbilly? Or do we know which it will be, and which one we’re voting for? [If Hillary has “experience,” then Billary/Hillbilly is a crucial part of it; can’t have one without the other!] However high his ratings were on his last day in office, does that translate to a popular mandate to put him back into the Lincoln Bedroom, or wherever he stays when in the doghouse? Doesn’t a decision to call in Billy-boy puncture any mythology about HRC the feminist since she’s a woman who got where she is by virtue of “her man” (which makes her the anti-feminist candidate, but that’s another discussion….)

Biggest news this week seems to be that Iowa is clearly a race, advantage Obama, and that uncertainty about the outcome there means uncertainty about the outcome everywhere … which translates to: Hillary’s biggest, arguably only, advantage thus far has disappeared. And, just maybe, her reserve backup might not be quite as effective as once imagined.  

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6 thoughts on “Her Big Gun Shoots HRC In the Foot

  1. The Clinton’s obsession of poll driven campaigns is what pulled Bill out of the bullpen. Clinton is going on the attack, and it’s only going to hurt her numbers even more, but by the time her campaign figures that out, it will be too late.

    Battered by Poll, Clinton Hits Back

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s aides went to bed Saturday night with the bad news from the new Des Moines Register poll on their minds, and they woke up Sunday and quickly pounced on the poll’s new No. 1, Barack Obama, with teeth bared.

    Clinton aides made three hits on Mr. Obama within just a few hours – on health care, campaign spending, and candor – yet denied that they were acting out of concern about the new Register poll, which showed Mr. Obama pulling into first place for the first time with less than five weeks to go until the Jan. 3 caucuses.

    While HRC obsesses over her inevitability slipping,Obama hits his stride.

    Despite sixteen days of attacks, Barack Obama continues to stay strong in Iowa and is rapidly gaining in New Hampshire. Two recent polls indicate that Barack Obama is gaining in on Clinton, shrinking her once double-digit lead in New Hampshire to a seven point margin.

      1. It’s too early to discount the power of negative ads.

        Remember how Bush destroyed McCain in 2000, after NH.

        The next 8 to 12 weeks will be fun to watch.

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