Friday, August 15, 2008

Barack Obama blinks in Hillary face-off

Michael Goodwin reported Russia rolls over Georgia, Hillary Clinton does the same to Barack Obama.
The difference is that GWB and Condi are standing up for Georgia and trying to make Russia back down; no one is standing up for Obama, not even Obama.
Now we know who's boss. Obama blinked and stands guilty of appeasing Clinton by agreeing to a roll call vote for her nomination. That he might not have had much choice if he wanted peace only proves the point that he's playing defense at his own convention.
Eneryone wants peace, but if he cannot handle Hillary what makes people think he can handle Russia? Or Iran? Or even Lithuania?
.... Yet already the list of what Hillary wants and what Hillary gets is unprecedented for somebody who lost the nomination. She gets a prime-time address where she will be introduced by daughter Chelsea. She gets her own team to produce a hagiographic video of her. Hubby Bubba gets a prime-time speech on Wednesday night. And Hillary gets a platform plank that uses "glass ceiling" language right out of her speech to suggest she would be the nominee if not for sexism. A few more big-ticket items and she'll be the co-nominee. Maybe that's the point.
It is. She still thinks there is a chance that with Obama sinking in the polls the Super Delegates might change their vote. She may be making thw speech Thursday night in Invesco Field
It reminds me of a Cold War joke about how the Russians view a compromise. They come to the table and announce the rules: What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable. How would President Obama respond? I think we just found out.
And it isn't pretty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that the big O has his VP, I'm sure he will give the big C a place in his cabinet (as I've said before)....ANON