Sunday, February 10, 2008

Shirley Was Right Again

Shirley is very excited that Obama did so well yesterday. It does seem that Ms. "Establishment" Clinton is feeling the heat and is now reframing her campaign to sell herself as an underdog. Really? Because I can't buy that. Not even for a nickel. Of course, if can't start convincing people to give her campaign donations neither will she. Turns out she can't keep up with Obama's fundraising. Up until now she has relied on people giving her the maximum donation of $2300. Now those donors are tapped out and she's left donating her own money to her campaign and asking her other donors to max out their donations. I'm guess all of her lobbyist and special interest friends fall under the category of donors that can't give any more. I guess it is time to steal another page from Obama's play book. First, she started selling herself as a candidate for change when she saw how well it worked for him. Then she painted herself as the portrait of underdog. Now she is going to have to ask the people for little donations. Do you suppose that she will brand the little donations as owning a part of her campaign the way he does? As this race goes on, I have less and less respect for her. I think it has always been clear that I'm not a fan. The crying was bad enough. The fact that she campaigned in Michigan and Florida and is now demanding that their delegates be allowed to vote after the DNC made it crystal clear from the very beginning that if they held their primaries before Super Tuesday they couldn't be seated at the national convention makes her look sleazy and desperate. I think it is fair to say that I am disgusted. Shirley was fed up with her weeks ago and she was right.


6 comments:

mad said...

I foresee nothing but bad for the Democratic Party. It's going to get messy.

Jill said...

While I do like Hillary, I also like Obama. If he is the candidate of change and ultimately becomes President I hope he will be able to fulfill the promises of change. So many times we elect a fresh, new person with high hopes and find that they like all the rest get bogged down in beauracy of Washington.

El Capitan! said...

I think the above expresses valid fears. He is the "candidate of change", but how did he raise all that money? Granted, he has gotten a surprising amount of it in small chunks from actual citizens, but most of it came in big chunks from the same nasty corporate types that infect every other successful politician. Hopefully he will be at least a little better. I think most people's main concern is ending the war in Iraq has quickly as possible. Certainly he can accomplish that.

pineapple said...

I think he got all that money the old fashioned way, by asking a lot of people to give a little. As he did better then these same donors can give a little more and a little more. You really can end up with more money than relying on a small base of people to give you $2300. If there weren't donation caps, I'm sure her big donors could have helped her win the money race. And I agree, he can get us out of Iraq and so much more.

pissed off patricia said...

Now I think she's trying to play the sympathy card. I heard this morning the polls show her making a big come back in some of the states that have not voted yet.

I don't feel sorry for her one bit. If she wins the nomination I will vote for her, but only because it is so important for a dem to win the white house. If for no other reason than to have a say in the next supreme court justices.

pineapple said...

pop: i live in a red state so the primary is my one chance to cast a vote that counts. it will not be for hillary.