Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton on the "False Hopes" of the Barack Obama Campaign

I really don't know how to respond to this moment in last night's debate. I can understand Hillary's anger--she's been in the Senate for years--and I can understand her frustration at feeling like her hard work is being overlooked. What she doesn't get is that voters are not satisfied with the sort of politics that she boasts about. She may have a significant accomplishment or two under her belt, but on balance, she has not leveraged her leadership when it counts.

Consider Iraq: She could have stood up against the invasion, but instead she stepped aside to let Bush march to war.

As far as her characterizing Obama's campaign as raising voters "false hopes," well, that just shows that she is out of touch with the pulse of the nation.