No, I’m not going to rip Hillary Clinton a new one, nor will this be a Keith Olbermann-type slash and burn special comment.
Yesterday wasn’t the first time Hillary made reference to the RFK assassination. She got away with it the once, but twice was her unlucky number for making an unfortunate, insensitive, ill-advised and ill-timed comment.
I really think she was saying that anything can happen, so why should she drop out. Not that she couldn’t suspend her campaign just as Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney did, and jump back in should the occasion arise.
I don’t think she wishes harm to befall Barack Obama, but she seems to be obsessed with the idea of something earth-shattering happening to take him out of the race.
Her hope that something will happen comes from desperation and frustration. She’s beaten by the numbers and only chicanery or some awful ghost popping out of Obama’s closet like an illegitimate white child can stop the roll he’s on.
She and Bill want a third crack at the White House so badly that good sense, good judgment and good politicking have given way to campaign blunder after blunder, and yesterday’s comment was the final nail in the political blunder coffin.
It may not stop her, but the super delegates can bring this to a swift end by throwing their votes to Obama, which they just might do, sooner if not later.
My concerns over her judgment began with the 3 a.m. ad and her and Bill’s attacks on Obama, when they should have been going after John McCain.
But what concerns me the most is Hillary’s desperation and fatigue, because all the mistakes she’s made appear to stem from both.
As president, she will be faced with desperate situations that won’t arise when she’s refreshed and all bright-eyed. There will be midnight or 3 a.m. calls that will require days of thought, planning, international wheeling and dealing, and sound, thoughtful reasoning and logic.
If she can’t bear up under campaign pressures, then how is she going to be able to handle more stressful, if not life and death situations? Dire situations demand cool, collected thought even when one is overtired or exhausted.
Concern about her ability to handle the rigors of the presidency is no different than my concerns about Johnny “GWB” McCain’s reportedly violent, out-of-control temper and tantrums.
We already know he wants to ‘bomb, bomb, bomb’ Iran, and that he’s more than capable of making insensitive jokes about a teenage Chelsea Clinton.
He thinks he’s so damn funny just like W. thinks he‘s witty. McC’s sense of humor is on the same level of stupidity as Bush’s, and we already know he’s Bush-lite.
We also know, on good authority from people who’ve witnessed it, that it’s nothing for McCain to viciously attack his wife verbally in public, making us wonder just how many senior marbles he has left.
His public flares of temper and on the Senate floor make some of us think his remaining days should be spent resolving old issues from his past, and not foisting his deep-seated anger on the American public.