Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hillary's Firewall May Be Crumbling

The Hillary and Bill Show may get a rude cancellation notice soon if Mrs. Clinton does not firm up her "firewall" according to party insiders that have spoken with the New York Times anonymously:

“She has to win both Ohio and Texas comfortably, or she’s out,” said one superdelegate who has endorsed Mrs. Clinton, and who spoke on condition of anonymity to share a candid assessment.

“The campaign is starting to come to terms with that.” Campaign advisers, also speaking privately in order to speak plainly, confirmed this view.

“They are looking way too much at Florida, Michigan and McCain, because all three won’t matter if she doesn’t blow Obama away in Texas and Ohio,” said a Democrat who is both a Clinton superdelegate and major donor, and who spoke on condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of campaign strategy. “Obama has momentum that has to be stopped by March 4.” LINK (open candid assessments can be hazardous to one's health)

Mrs. Clintons message on her health care program is finally out in the open to the laymen’s who realize this is just another socialized taxpayer funded government program that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren. But promising the world to their electorate is nothing new to the Democratic Party when it comes to buying votes. The idea of fiscal responsibility just never occurs to them. What Mrs. Clinton does not understand is it's her message that is failing while her competitor continues to ride his message of "hope and change" with little or no substance. Barak Obama has (at this point) the distinct advantage of not having to articulate his message as the national press offers no challenges to Obama to define any of his policies. As long as the media allows Obama to skate on his thin ice of mirages, Hillary's firewall remains vulnerable.

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