Hillary Clinton is playing catch up to the phenomenon of the Barack Obama movement. What went wrong with the heir apparent, the candidate of inevitability? Is Barack Obama the mighty oracle or are the flawed political machinations of Hillary and Bill Clinton uncloaked for all to see?
Stepping aside from all of the obvious vitriolic distractions for a moment, the eventual nominee will win based on the merits of a newly evolving modus of choice. Character and transparency are not new criteria however, just that our ability to measure these performance metrics is so much more sophisticated by virtue of the internet.
This is precisely where the Clintons begin to stumble. If we travel back to the early and formative Clinton years it becomes quite easy to retrace the path that is leading to Hillary's current debacle. Now sadly for her, those chickens are coming home to roost.
The short list is haunting; Health Care, Impeachment, NAFTA, Rose Law, Telecomm Act, Travelgate, Welfare Reform and Whitewater. To be fair, Hillary has done amazingly well considering these overwhelming negatives that follow her like a shadow.
Were it not for the advent of the internet, Hillary and Bill would be headed for their third term in the White House. For all of Obama's great oratory, the Mighty Oracle of this fable is the Magic Mirror....who's the fairest of them all?
And that's the moral of this story, you better be good for goodness sake. The days of mis-speaks, mis-remembrances and triangulation are over. Does anyone believe that Hillary's negatives would be lower if she would admit her mistakes or truthfully depict her qualifications to be POTUS?
Perhaps, although the devil in the details for Hillary is style. The slash and burn, scorched earth, win at any cost politics demonstrated so recklessly in a never ending barrage of news cycles. The tired old politics of fear and half truths, calculations and contrivances. And most sadly, the politics of division, hate and racism.
Much like the RepubliCONS, the Clinton Hate Machine byline is to plant the seed of doubt as to whether or not Barack Obama is an American who actually loves his country. Or as Hillary mis-phrased it so succinctly, "As far as I know he's not a Muslim."
And while Hillary is doing her Grand Dame of the party routine there are always plenty of surrogates eager to do some bloodletting of Obama to repay the debt for their thirty pieces of silver. You Tube thankfully will forever preserve this vile mash of 21st century hate mongering at it's worst.
Hearken back to January when Hillary made her infamous proclamation and self fulfilling prophecy of the Kitchen Sink and Tonya Harding; "Now is when the fun begins!" When the Queen of Mean speaks she means business, except of course for that rare occasion when she mis-speaks.
History will judge Hillary and Bill Clinton severely. Many speculate that the divide within the Democratic party will heal in time. Maybe before it's too late the Clintons will back away from the tirade to preserve a remembrance of good will and affection once felt for them. Of course then they will try to convince us that all of their recent bad behavior was just a mis-remembrance.