Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Not enough

Washington Post reported when Clinton stepped off the stage and the standing ovation faded into silence, many of her supporters were left with a sobering realization: Even a tremendous speech couldn't erase their frustrations.

Do you think Bill Clinton's speech on Wednesday will do it, after what he said Tuesday? Or is Obama going to need to do something, and is he capable of doing it? Or are McCain and Hillary both right?

Hugh Hewitt blogged It was Hillary's night, and despite the assured nomination of Obama, it is looking like Hillary's week. Four years go by in a blink, and if Obama loses,Hillary will surely be the nominee in 2012. And there's no way Obama will have been vetted for her short list.

Ed Morrissey blogged Hillary inspired her delegates … to wish she had won

Jennifer Rubin blogged t is not surprising that Hillary’s devoted supporters had a variety of reactions – and weren’t transformed into Obamaphiles by a single speech.

Patrick Healy wrote in the NYTimes Mrs. Clinton, who was once certain that she would win the Democratic nomination this year, also took steps on Tuesday — deliberate steps, aides said — to keep the door open to a future bid for the presidency. She rallied supporters in her speech, and, at an earlier event with 3,000 women, described her passion about her own campaign. And her aides limited input on the speech from Obama advisers, while seeking advice from her former strategist, Mark Penn, a loathed figure in the Obama camp.... Far from giving a valedictory at the Democratic convention, Mrs. Clinton’s advisers said she wanted the speech to reflect the leverage that she retains in the Democratic Party — that she, far more than Mr. Obama, has the influence to move her supporters to his side. (The Clinton camp did not even provide a final draft to the Obama campaign well in advance of delivery, working on it until the last minute.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hillary will run for office again in the future. I'm almost sure of that, no matter who wins the election.