Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Why I wish Hillary had tanked last night

With all due respect to her supporters...I wish it was over and done, and Barack had the nomination sewn up.


Well, here's the conversation I got to listen to this morning, courtesy of my ultra-conservative co-workers (I'm the token liberal around here--yes, it's every bit as fun as it sounds):

"Just think how entertaining it's going to be for the next few weeks, watching them tear each other apart."

Affirmative giggles.

"Yeah, Obama was campaigning like a gentleman, but now that she's gone negative, he'll have to, too."

More giggles.

And, sadly, I AGREE. Now that she's gone and played the "fear card," the gloves will be off. (Why, oh WHY, Hillary? I was hoping we'd lost that tactic when Giuliani dropped out, tail between his legs.) It's going to get ugly, and it's playing right into John McCain's hands. ARRRGHH! Great idea--let's give them all the ammunition they need! Why make 'em work for it?

Bah. And Hillary had the nerve to say on the Daily Show earlier this week that the competition "would be healthy for the Democratic party." Bah again.

Mind you, I have nothing against Hillary as a person, and until those "it's 3 in the morning" commercials, nothing really against her as a candidate. BUT SHE'S DIVISIVE. And I think those people lucky enough not to live and work in the middle of a hotbed of conservatives don't quite get how very much they HATE her. It's completely irrational, their hatred, but it's very real. And I worry, if she's the candidate, that Hillary-haters will come out in droves to vote AGAINST her. Not FOR McCain--they're lukewarm at best about him, but AGAINST her.

And let's talk about that "3 in the morning" bullshit. Come on--can anyone in the world say with certainty how they would react to "that" call? Certainly no amount of "experience" can train you for that. I'm sure all the candidates think they would react appropriately, but how can you know that with certainty unless or until "that" call comes? I mean, do you think even Dubya really thought he'd go catatonic for 7 minutes, holding an upside-down book about a pet goat, then disappear into AirForce One for several hours?

I think the best we can do is vote for someone who seems both to have a level head, and to not easily panic. I would have thought that either Hillary or Barack would have fit the bill on that score. Now I'm not so sure. One of them seemed pretty panicked the last few days. We'll see how the other one fares now. Sigh.


3carnations said...

Someone said that she made some comment about being leader of the world, and that she's looking for world domination. Ha. :)

Noelle said...

What if all the rest of the states just have their primaries tomorrow? I mean, what are they waiting for? I wish this was over to, it's dominating too much of the news with stupid content.

L Sass said...

Yeah, I'm totally over the primaries, too! Let's get on with it!

gorillabuns said...

Sadly, I don't like ANY of the candidates.

Tony B. Loney said...

It leaves me, very, very sad. Sad, indeed. Now the Democratic "Party" (whoowho!) will be a bitchfest, and the Republicans will be able to Limbaugh and O'Reilly their way along for quite a while. (I think I just vomited a little in my mouth.)

P.S. Do you think Wubya even knows where the phone is?

JR said...

Ugh, I'm one of a few liberals working for an ultra-conservative that LOVES to talk about it. Drives me nuts.

Stefanie said...

Oddly, I actually sort of wondered if Hillary ran that stupid 3AM phone call ad FOR the right wingers. They're all about knee-jerk reactions of support in the face of fear tactics, so maybe she thought she'd play their own game to be LESS devisive. Yeah, obviously that didn't work.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I don't think I would deal well if I lived in a mostly conservative state. Also, I don't think I understand why the primaries are spread out over such a long period?

Sauntering Soul said...

I really dislike politics and I'm kind of sick of the primaries and the fighting.

My aunt (who is a conservative) has a theory. She thinks Bill doesn't really want Hillary to win because he doesn't want her to show him up and that's why he's made so many 'mistakes' during the campaign.

The 3 a.m. commercial makes me crazy. I can't stand hearing a phone ringing over and over and by the end of that commercial I'm screaming at the tv "I don't care who answers the stupid phone but somebody answer it NOW"!