Most likely, Hillary wants the Obamessiah to die on the cross and take her chances with Palin
I don’t buy the new CW that Hillary’s new bete noire is Palin, and it’s in her interest to destroy Palin as her main rival as top dog woman politician. For on thing, they have vastly different constituencies. Sure, some Hillaryites might vote for McCain/Palin since Hillary isn’t on the ticket, but no Democrat pro-lifer is going to vote for Palin over Hillary.
That’s why the whole “Hillary has not been deployed to destroy Palin” trope is a pile of tripe. I think she’s going to loaf it, go through the motions and not do much.
Hillary is more battle tested now, in 2012, assuming a McCain win, we’ll have had 12 years of Republican presidential rule, the public will he hungry to change the party, it’s just the way it is. Hillary will be the presumptive and front-runner going in. I’m sure Obama will run again, but the lustre will be off the pearl, so to speak. And I don’t see Obama doing a lot in the Senate any more than Edwards did.
In fact, Obama is pretty much a black Edwards. A pretty boy who has zero record, who planned to run for president since he first ran for the Senate, and in fact never planned on being much of a Senator and never did shit while he was there but run for president. If I were an Illinois resident, I’d be a little pissed off that one of our Senators isn’t doing shit for the state because he can’t even be bothered to vote, let alone author acts to vote on. Obama talks a lot about the pork he’s going to deliver, but I’d guess he’s delivered damn little to the Illini.
Another point, I don’t know what he thinks he gains by whinging they are picking on him. It makes him look weak. He looks petulant.
I think Obamania’s definitely faded, you can’t keep up a cult thang like he had going for over a year or more. People get disillusioned, life intrudes, you just move on. It’s like falling in love with a band and listening to nothing but their music for a month or more. Then you get kind of tired of certain songs and skip them. Eventually, you move on to a new band. That’s my take on Obamania. You just can’t keep that level of adoration up for that long.
Which brings me to the point: I think the Palin pick is a game changer and McCain is going to open a 4-6 pt. lead and take it to the election, where Obama will under-perform poll results and lose in an electoral landslide, maybe losing Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as Iowa, all of the Western states he hopes to gain (N.M, Nev, Colo. etc.) and hold the other Kerry/Gore states while McCain snatches maybe Pennsylvania also plus the Bush states for a 330+ victory.
I think the public is juiced for a McCain/Palin administration, they’d really like to see a woman in there, and if McCain doesn’t run in 2012, we are going to see a Palin presidency, I can feel it, I blogged it (my co-bloggers were in total agreement btw) the day she was announced, this woman is our first woman president.
But I think Hillary would rather take her chances than wait 8 years, and if Obama does win, that will mean 8 years (presumably) of Democrat rule, meaning Hillary will be at a disadvantage, plus Biden might run, complicating matters.
No no, she’d rather McCain win, then run against either him or Palin in 2012. That’s why she still needs a Obama loss. I’m with Mr. Snitch on this one, Hilldebeast will pull the McCain lever, as will many of her supporters, to spite The One.
The more the media smears Palin, the more the base supports her, and Bush proved the base can win you the election, and McCain has more than the base in hand.
The right-blogs are rightly going ga-ga over Palin. We posted it when she was first announced and have been an advocate for Palin, although I admit we never thought she’d get it due to 1. inexperience factor 2. the Troopergate thing. But I for one was amazed to open Drudge and see Lady from Alaska. I was a little let down at first, but the more I read about her the more juiced I got. Everyone here at docweaselblog are stoked over the selection, and we feel America is too and can’t wait to see her as VP.