Monday, March 03, 2008

A Wake-Up Call for Hillary

This is a MUST READ for all those voting -- especially those who are as yet undecided -- in Tuesday's primaries:

Maureen Dowd, in yesterday's Times op ed, nails Hillary's abysmal campaign failings:
"Hillary Clinton keeps trying to dismiss Barack Obama’s appeal as
emotional. But behind that ethereal presence he’s a wonky lawyer, just like Hillary...."
Continue reading.

Other Must-Reads:

  • Begrudging His Bedazzling | Maureen Dowd | New York Times

  • A Nominee? Or a Debacle? | Bob Herbert | New York Times

  • A Card-Carrying Civil Libertarian | Jeffrey Rosen | New York Times

  • Truthdig | Underestimating Obama:
    "The Reagan metaphor explains why Hillary Clinton was in trouble from the moment she failed to knock Obama out of the race in Iowa. During the last two months, Democrats in large numbers have reached the same conclusion that so many Republicans did in 1980: Now is the time to go for broke, to challenge not only the ruling party but also the governing ideas of the previous political era and the political coalition that allowed them to dominate public life."
  • Truthdig| Bill Boyarsky | Obama and the Jews

  • Obama and Israel | Nicholas D. Kristof | New York Times Blog
    ...I did come across a speech by Obama the other day in which he, very carefully, did show some of the leadership I yearn for. It was to a Jewish audience in Cleveland, about Middle Eastern issues. He started off trying to allay suspicions by emphasizing his support for Israel’s security. But in response to questions, he also called for a more open and constructive dialogue about Israel and the Palestinians — a position that will get him no votes and may cost him some. It was a breath of fresh air. I recommend the full speech and Q/A, but here’s some of what he said....
  • FLOTSAM & JETSAM: The real divide on Hillary Clinton
    ...It is hard to get Democrats to focus on this problem, but consider this: The Justice Department's and other investigatory files on the Clinton years are currently fully under the control the Bush administration and will be until Inauguration Day.

    Bluntly put, the Democrats are walking into a huge trap....
  • Meet the Carlyle Group and Hillary's Connections | Elizabeth Berry's Blog:
    Draw your own conclusions. The Carlyle Group are listed among Hillary’s supporters. David Marchick is the name of the person associated with the contribution to her campaign. Less than a year ago the Carlyle Group named David Marchick Global head of Regulatory Affairs for Carlyle saying that his new position will provide government affairs, regulatory and strategic advice.

    Mr. Marchick worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and served in four departments – the White House, USTR and Departments of State and Commerce – over seven years in the Clinton Administration. Among other positions, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and while at the White House, helped coordinate the Administration’s efforts to secure passage of NAFTA and the creation of the World Trade Organization....

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