Sunday, February 10, 2008

Always on election eve? 

Obama had momentum coming out of Iowa, and Clinton became emotional the day before the New Hampshire primary, and pulled an upset.

Obama had momentum coming off a big win in South Carolina, and Clinton got teary-eyed the day before splitting delegates evenly on Super Duper Tuesday.

Now Obama has momentum after dominating contests in WA, NE, LA and the Virgin Islands, and Hillary again wipes away a tear the day before the Maine caucus (which she has a chance of winning).

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histrionics from the steel lady, so genuine, non?

By Blogger Marco, at 7:11 AM  

Oui oui Marco. It's beginning to look like crocodile tears to me too. Or, just playing devil's advocate, she's just a little too emotionally unstable with the constant pressure. I know she wants to be the first elected woman president really, really badly and I have no doubt that's coming through a bit too. And I'm sure many presidents have cried behind closed doors but heck, we haven't even got to the convention yet.

Many people (Not me) in this country view the presidency as a man's job where emotion is to be cast aside for the better of the country. One tearful session may have helped her cast aside criticisms of being too robotic but now three? What if there are more? If she has another episode, I'm not sure undecideds will buy the "she's tough enough for the job" argument she's asserted.

BTW, nice post Oyster. I hadn't seen the Maine incident. It's becoming as predictable as Old Faithful.

By Anonymous Imajayhawk, at 8:04 AM  

And let's not forget the faux outrage over Shuster's pimping comments to drive up sympathy among voters.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:28 AM  

Since I hadn't seen the Maine incident yet, I can't make the snarky comment about it being nice to have blogs around to point out the stories that the MSM ignores. Then again, I haven't watched much cable news this weekend.

Anonymous, I won't write what I started to type, but you're obviously biased. Usually children of politicians are free from criticism unless there's some kind of drug or alcohol issue or legal problem. Jenna Bush got some flak for underage drinking, but that's about it. MSNBC and other elements of the MSM have hated everybody associated with the Clinton family for years -- it helped sink gore's presidential bid. Even Chelsea has been the subject of attacks that no other family member would have been subjected to. The son of the first President Bush is involved in the S&L scandal and that story gets buried. Clinton gets elected, and his daughter gets made fun of for being a plain-looking thirteen year old. Faux outrage? Imagine if that had been Obama's daughter.

Oyster, at least you didn't pimp the story that the Clinton's called on MSNBC to fire Shuster.

By Blogger bayoustjohndavid, at 9:35 AM  

I'm open to jayhawk's "constant pressure" argument. I am. And I'm open to the possibility that she felt genuine emotion in all three instances. But I think Hillary permitting herself to let go repeatedly on election eve to make news/find her voice/appeal to women... whatever the play here is... is no accident.

By Blogger oyster, at 10:56 AM  

Crying in her beer?

By Blogger mominem, at 11:13 AM