Again, The Crying

Hillary Clinton will do anything to win.

Sen. Hillary Clinton teared up this morning at an event at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school in the early 1970s.

Penn Rhodeen, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up, leading Clinton’s eyes to fill with tears, which she wiped out of her left eye. At the time, Rhodeen was saying how proud he was that sheepskin-coat, bell-bottom-wearing young woman he met in 1972 was now running for president.

“Well, I said I would not tear up; already we’re not exactly on the path,” Clinton said with emotion after the introduction.

Clinton is holding a roundtable discussion with Connecticut women to talk about childcare and healthcare.

When Clinton got misty-eyed at an event in New Hampshire on Jan. 7, politicos and pundits filled hours discussing if it helped her, and Clinton eventually pointed to the moment as when she “found her voice” and turned the corner in the Granite State.

I don’t care what anyone says. This lady is 100% scripted. Calculating. Driven. Her thinking is obvious…if the “tear” thing worked in New Hampshire, it might work in Connecticut, so…

What amazes me are the people (ahem, women) out there who are enthusiastically supporting Hillary exclusively because she has a chance to be the first woman president. People need to wake up and realize who they’re dealing with here.

2008 Election, Hillary Clinton, Polls

The Clinton Apology Tour Rides Again

According to Blacks in South Central L.A., the former president needs to ‘splain himself.

The Clinton camp asked Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) to clarify remarks she made in an interview with The Sleuth on Friday evening in which she said Clinton needed to “renew his relationship with the South Central community” after turning off voters in her district with his racially tinged comments during the South Carolina primary campaign.

To achieve that, Watson said she had asked the former president to write a letter “explaining his commitment to civil rights and equal rights.”

“He knows what needs to be in it: He needs to renew his relationship with the South Central community,” Watson said Friday evening.

But on Saturday, things changed after the Clinton campaign called Watson who then told The Sleuth there will be no letter after all. She had mistakenly thought, she said, that Clinton would not be able to speak inside the churches on Sunday and, therefore, had asked him to put his thoughts in writing.

“I just learned he will be able to speak,” Watson said. “So there will be no need for any kind of letter.”

But what about mending fences with voters who felt Clinton had unfairly injected race into the campaign? “He can do that now in person in true Bill Clinton fashion — personally and verbally,” Watson said.

This is just what the country needs, days before Super Tuesday. Now, on Monday, we’ll hear story after story about how Bill Clinton “renewed his ties” to the African American community by an act of contrition only he can pull off. He’ll be crowned the first black president again, and Hillary will talk about how she and Bill are the real uniters-in-chief.

I think I just threw up in my mouth.

2008 Election, Bill Clinton, Black Vote, Hillary Clinton, President

So Much for the Straight Talk

When confronted on why he opposed Bush’s tax cuts, John McCain said it was because they didn’t come with spending cuts. Umm, okaaaay.

That’s not what he said in 2001, when his reason was because he thought the tax cuts favored the wealthy over the middle class.

And that’s not what he said in 2003, when he reasoned that there should be no cuts until the Iraq war costs were known.

I’ve got news for Mr. Mac. He’s enjoying a little honeymoon of sorts with his media buddies right now, what with the endorsements and a few nice poll numbers. But Johnny’s gonna watch all those smiles turn to rabid foaming clinch teethed growls once the actual campaign starts. All these flip floppin’ politically expedient explanations will come to light, you can be sure, and Captain McQueeg will be caught with his pants down wondering what happened to the love.

2008 Election, John McCain, Straight Talk

And Then There Were Two

John Edwards joined Rudy Giuliani and gave up the fight today.

Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters’ sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.

The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans that had been billed as a speech on poverty, according to two aides. The decision came after Edwards lost the four states to hold nominating contests so far to rivals who stole the spotlight from the beginning — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former North Carolina senator will not immediately endorse either candidate in what is now a two-person race for the Democratic nomination, said one adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement. Clinton said Edwards called her Wednesday night to inform her about his decision.

There’s one reality in campaigning. It’s all about the money, and if you’re spending your own, you better have a ton of it. If you’re dependent upon contributors, they’ll tell you if you’re winning or not. John Edwards’ supporters told him they were done.

2008 Election, Campaign, Politics, President, John Edwards

So, That's It Then?

We’re stuck with McCain?

And what about Rudy? Man, talk about a lame campaign. Not that I intended to vote for the man, but sheesh – who told the guy that he should stay out of every race until Florida, anyhow? And why was Rudy so stupid to go along with that plan? Oh well.

And what’s this? Rudy is going to endorse McCain? As soon as tomorrow? Good Lord.

We’re gonna lose this election. The media is lining up behind Obama, and the narrative is being written: the death of the GOP; the end of Reaganism; the giant sucking sound which was conservatism.

Wake me when it’s over.

2008 Election, Barack Obama, Campaign, John McCain, Politics, President, Rudy Giuliani

Bill's Nose Rubbed In It

Bad dog!

Bill Clinton appears to be trying to stay positive as he campaigns for his wife in New Jersey.

The former president has been accused of injecting race and negativity into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Today, he didn’t mention Barack Obama or the divisiveness that has taken hold of the race.

He told a room crammed with 1,500 people his spouse would strengthen the nation’s middle class. And he touched on topics including health care and energy independence.

So, Bill Clinton has been spayed, for the moment. Yet we all know he can’t help himself. It’ll just take one reporter to ask him a question about Obama and he’ll be off on a tear once more.

He’s great entertainment.

2008 Election, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Campaign, Hillary Clinton