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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Duck Blind Annie

Ouch. Obama's follow up to the follow up was even more brutal toward Hillbilly Hill than the original. Meanwhile Dame Clinton trolls the bars of Indiana looking like the helicopter mom who showed up at spring break. ("Chug! Chug! Chug!") Somebody should have asked her what she thought about the guns in bars legalization movement moving through the red states.  

The great irony: at the Messiah College faith forum, HRC vainly sought to argue that Obama was just one more of those authenticity-challenged Dems, like Gore and Kerry, unable to connect with rural voters. But none of them ever went on a drunken phoniness binge like hers this week--an inverted "grand tour" for the slumming sophisticate--and Obama's sharp sarcasm about the whole "bittergate" affair is one of the most authentic displays of common sense I can ever remember from a candidate. 

Early numbers show no direct damage to Obama's campaign, either nationally or in PA.  Hope that holds up.  Were it not for a compliant press corps, reading from the Bride of Bubba Rural Voter Sensitivity Handbook, just to keep the race entertaining, he might actually get some boost from this.  


At 3:47 PM, Blogger Frances said...

HRC challenging Obama on authenticity is beyond ironic.

I can hardly stand reading about this controversy. It's so painfully stupid. And there's just nothing else on the op-ed pages these days.

I'm glad that you can find the energy to mock HRC and everyone else worked up about this controversy. I'm just waiting for it to eventually blow over.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

It never fails to amuse me that the press plays PC-police for the white working class. Chris Matthews has made a career out of this kind of crap, but he's just the tip of the iceberg. How, if you're an obscenely overpaid political gossip hound do you justify your existence to a largely faceless TV audience? Why, you adopt stupid positions based on your own ignorant fantasies about middle America and then get all hot and bothered in their defense.

All this does piss me off, of course. But Obama gives me confidence that he knows how to handle such dreck. Now combine that with a) my confidence that, based on the numbers, he WILL be the nominee, and b) my confidence that the GOP is holding such a bad hand for the fall--bringing MAGIC trading cards to a poker game--McCain having embraced Bush policies on both the war and economics. I like the fundamentals, despite the short term headache.


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