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.