I watched “The Speech” last night and I need to tell you that Hillary Clinton impressed me, and in a BIG way. That speech had to have been one of the hardest things she has ever had to do in her entire life. She did it with grace and complete class. It was well delivered.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t believable and I don’t think her supporters bought it. I think that they realize she was merely trying to keep her position in the political party and save her political arse.
And you can’t blame her. When you think about it, she is doing the a great job at setting herself up for a run in 2012.
I think Hillary was sincere when she said that Barack can’t win. I think she was right. I was one of the suckers that bought into his hype and thought he was going to take the whole shooting match. I was wrong. I was REALLY wrong. Barak should be in double digit lead territory and he has yet to get there. I don’t think he WILL ever get there.
So Hillary knows that she has to be COMPLETELY sure that she isn’t perceived as being part of the reason he goes down. She knows that she HAS to town the party line and make it look like she is one of the Captain’s that went down with the ship.
John McCain is probably not going to run for a second term. He will do his four and retire at 76. His VP, whoever that will be, will take the reins for a 2012 run. As long as Hillary is in the DNC good graces, she has a shot at 2012.
In the unlikely event that Barack Obama wins this thing, she is done.
If Barack Obama wins, America will see the worst President in recent memory. We will be scratching our heads asking ourselves, “What the hell have we done?”
The last thing that America will want to do in 2012 is vote for a Democrat after 4 years of Jimmy…uh…I mean Barack Obama. That will blow her chances and she will have to wait until 2016 at the earliest. No woman that ambitious is willing to wait that long. Not to mention the age factor will be creeping up on her as well in 8 or 12 years.
If John McCain wins, America will see the worst President in recent memory as well. He is not a whole lot better. We will be scratching our heads asking ourselves, “What the hell have we done?”
The last thing America will want to do in 2012 is vote for another Republican and that is where Hillary will be the White Horse. We can only hope we have our own White Horse in the form of a true Conservative.
Hillary’s political future depends on a John McCain win and she knows it. She gave a fantastic dog and pony show last night and she did it with class, but it wasn’t enough. It was empty rhetoric and her supporters know it. The shotgun was under the podium cocked and ready to fire.
She played the role, but America knew it was an act.