Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hilary's Last Stand?

It is safe to say that Hilary considers Ohio her metaphorical Alamo. With Barack's supporters storming the walls of Ohio, neither Bill nor Chelsea can stop the onslaught. To make things worse, Barack has just won the support of the Teamsters (yes there still is a Teamsters Union in the United States). Hilary and Bill have called in their last rallying points:

Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Congressman from Cleveland and member of the Black Caucus) is doing everything to support her Hilary... Governor Strickland has even thrown his support to Hilary. Chances are, it will not be enough as momentum has definitely left Hilary's camp as flat as a tire.

So if Ohio give Barack the nod, what does it mean? Will universal health care be the answer? Will protectionist tariffs restore the Mahoning Valley to the days gone by? Will playing Robin Hood with the rich really solve a problem? (I will address this issue in another blog.) Will bailing out of Iraq immediately solve the larger looming crisis in the middle east? The nation wants change...the nation might even need change...Barack promises change... Maye we should be careful what we wish for?

Has Hilary done this to herself? I think there is a degree of arrogance among the Clintons. Don't get me wrong, I actually see some redeeming qualities in both Bill and Hilary. I am quite certain that if Bill was able to run a third term he would have been a slam dunk. So why is it that Hilary does not share that charm that her husband carried? Maybe it is a bit of ice that seems to run in her veins...or the fact that Americans really don't feel her heart when she speaks. While I wish nothing but the best for either candidate (Hilary or Barack...or anyone else who is running for President)...I think she lacks that fire and excitement that Barack seems to carry.

You tell me.

1 comment:

AX said...

TC, should be interesting....Even by Bill's admission, if Hil can't win OH and TX, she's finished. Universal health care has never worked in a Western nation, don't think it will work here....