R. Justin Shepherd | PART-TIME PUNDIT

DNC: Day 2
27.August.2008, 2.01 pm
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Keith Olbermann called it a “knock-out,” but anyone with an ounce of objectivity saw that Hillary “I Won the Most Popular Votes” Clinton was either a.) prepping for a 2012 run, b.) sending America the subliminal message that Obama is but a second-tier candidate, or c.) all of the above.

Her positive statements on Obama, where there were any, were always attached, after the fact, to achievements/qualities/whatever that she claimed for herself, and she seemed much more excited when talking about putting a Democrat in the White House than putting Barack in the White House.

Maureen Dowd makes the same observation, albeit with a lot more artistic flair:

At a press conference with New York reporters on Monday, Hillary looked as if she were straining at the bit to announce her 2012 exploratory committee.

“Remember, 18 million people voted for me, 18 million people, give or take, voted for Barack,” she said, while making a faux pro-Obama point. …

She added insult to injury … and slyly noted that Obama would enact her health care plan rather than his

That, combined with the absurdly melodramatic Tribute to Hillary video that preceded her speech, does make one wonder whether Camp Obama has any backbone at all. To allow your defeated (albeit slightly) opponent a prime speaking role is fine; to allow an arena full of people to wave signs pointing viewers to HillaryClinton.com (you really should click the link, if only to see what a campaign website looks like when it’s been scrubbed of the word “president”) to be viewed on national television, along with a speech that had almost nothing to do with the presumptive nominee, is ridiculous.

Meanwhile, Camp McCain was touting a certain Hillary backer who’s decided to vote Republican… a backer they put on conference call, and who told other Hillary supporters that McCain doesn’t REALLY want to overturn Roe v. Wade:

Going back to 1999, John McCain did an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle saying that overturning Roe v. Wade would not make any sense, because then women would have to have illegal abortions.

She was referencing this quote from McCain:

I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.

Is he trying to play both sides? Maybe, but putting this lady in an ad prominently displayed on his website may not be the wisest move.

P.S.: Think Obama’s the one getting the posh press coverage? Think again.


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