Komrade Hillary Jumps In

CommonFolkUsingCommonSense calls a spade a spade.

Why did Hillary Clinton announce the start of her presidential campaign without fanfare or build-up? Why did she make the announcement on a Saturday morning, the least news-worthy time of the week? Why did she do it at such short notice that she would not appear on the Sunday morning politics chatshows such as Meet The Press that abound on US television? And why would she do it three days before the president’s annual State of the Union address, which will inevitably hog the news pages and bulletins between now and the middle of next week?

The most obvious answer is: panic. Since Barack Obama made his announcement last week, the Clinton camp must have felt a slippage in support, in terms of money and talent, that led it to announce the formation of her exploratory committee so abruptly. The Washington Post’s front page article put a positive gloss on the timing by saying: “Her announcement was deliberately timed to come shortly before President Bush’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, campaign advisers said, so she can draw a contrast with the administration’s record and help focus attention on the office of the presidency.”


The Clinton Camp has been watching Obama’s poll numbers and they’re scared, possibly for the first time in years, that Hillary cannot command the Presidential spotlight.

Plus she appears to have lost funding by George Soros and Obama is stealing her star power (read even more funding) from Hollywood.

Awwwww, poor Hillary. Grabby husband that’s sure to be a liability one way or the other, only $14 mil in the war chest, cameras pointing away from her. And she even forgot (?) to include a flag in the background of her “annoucement” video. No flag? What’s up with that? Surely it’s not any anti-American sentiment, is it? Sean Hannity had an interesting comment this afternoon on my drive home. Now granted, I haven’t watched the video since I cannot stomach the sight of her, but Sean said the leaves on the trees outside the window in the video didn’t match the current season. It could have been filmed in a studio with a stock window scene, but I doubt Hillary would go for somethat that bourgeois. Or it was filmed in the fall, which would make her an out-and-out liar. In the fall, her positions were very different. But that’s never bothered her before.

UPDATE: Fausta has an excellent post that outlines pretty much how I feel about Hillary. She, like Pelosi, has no problem prostituting her progeny, if it means she’ll be elected to the office she so desires.

Hillary is using the children to hide the naked viciousness that lies underneath the Botox and soft-focus “conversation”.

The Corner (linked in Fausta’s post above) says in The Personals of Political Destruction

I’m not unsympathetic to the premise of Ron Rosenbaum’s argument — that, compared to the happy-face banality of John Edwards’ and Barack Obama’s public personas, there’s something rather appealing about Hillary Clinton’s naked viciousness. And, indeed, after Elizabeth Edwards remarked that Hillary’s life was less “joyful” than hers, it was hard not to warm to a woman so determined to confirm her joylessness that she’s prepared to have genial Mrs Edwards kneecapped in a dark alley and forced into an abject apology.

Nothing will get in her way.


  1. January 23, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    So you noticed the no flag thing, too!


  2. Obi's Sister said,

    January 23, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Yep. And the lack of anything red-white-blue in the background, too.


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