Hillary’s Finest Hour (give or take 30 mintues)?

If I were a Hillary supporter, I’d be pretty pissed off right about now.

Not about Obama beating her.  That’s old news.  What is new is where the hell has this Hillary been?  She was gracious to Obama, hard on McCain and looser, funnier and more relaxed than I’ve see her in over a year.

THIS Hillary could have been won the nomination and maybe even the whole thing in November.

Too bad she’ll have to wait four more years for her next swing at the ball.

Hillary gave a great speech last night.  Maybe the best one she’s even given.  Too bad.  Had she given that speech sooner she might be the one being nominated instead of Obama.

When she asked “Were you in this campaign just for me?” she gave the die-hards vowing they would sooner vote for McCain than Obama a wake-up call.  We’ll see how many actually heard it.

Hillary tells her supporters to get on board with Obama.

Hillary tells her supporters to get on board with Obama.

That line about “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits” was pretty funny too.

Clinton, in effect said, “If you’re one of my supporters, join me in supporting Barack Obama for President.  He’s far more receptive to the issues important to me than McCain.”

The only ones who can ignore that invitation to return to sanity and Democratic Party unity are the fanatics, flakes and total losers who are determined to go out like the last of the Japanese soldiers who wouldn’t surrender even though the war was over.

Game over Clintonistas.   Your girl lost and she’s moving on.  Isn’t it about time you took the thumbs out of your mouth, your heads out of your ass and get with the program.

Princeton professor of political science and a committed “Mama for Obama,” Melissa Harris Lacewell put it best.  Writing on her blog, the former contributor to The Root  broke it down:

Obama will serve himself, his party, and his country best by standing still making a case for his own positions, and letting the voters come to him…or not. This is a democracy and the people must decide what kind of country we want. We cannot have something better than what we are ready for. November will tell us if HRC supporters are willing to sell out the future of their daughters in order to soothe their hurt feelings and nurse their personal arrogance.

In the meantime: no more concessions and no more chasing white women.

There’s only ten weeks until Election Day and Obama can’t waste any more time trying to kiss up to spoiled brats who threaten to hold their breath and turn blue.

If they love Hillary so much they’re convinced ignoring her strong message of support of Obama is the way to go, those White women are too far gone and nothing is going to bring them back until the wake up to the sad reality that Gramps McBush is not their friend.

Hard heads make for soft asses my daddy used to say.  This wasn’t exactly what he had in mind, but if he were still alive he’d still be saying it.  He’d be right too.

McCain and “the cross in the dirt.” Another senior moment?

Last week, NY Times columnist cracked Senator John McCain and his surrogates for “playing the P.O.W.” card after he came in for criticism following his stumbling admission he didn’t know how many homes he and his trust-fund baby mama, Cindy, owned. The answer was supplied by a sarcastic Barack Obama: seven.

Nobody’s disrespecting McCain’s military service and it is something he should be justifiably proud of. I’m not a fan of Mo Dowd and her poison pen either.

But there’s being proud of his service and his experiences as a P.O.W. and pimping it. McCain and his team are pimping the prisoner of war thing and it’s not an accident. It’s a strategy.

In a memo sent to reporters Thursday morning headlined, “Country First Vs. Self-Serving Partisanship,” McCain senior adviser Steve Schmidt traces an unbroken line from the physical courage McCain demonstrated in the Hanoi Hilton to the political bravery his supporters say he demonstrated on Capitol Hill.

“When John McCain was offered early release as a prisoner of war, he refused, subjecting himself to torture rather than give a propaganda victory to his captors,” Schmidt writes. “Is it any wonder that during the
Republican primary, John McCain was working with Democrats and talking about the need for comprehensive immigration reform?”


If the self-styled defenders of All Things McCain want to accuse anyone of
exploiting McCain’s service for political gain, they can start with the
candidate and his campaign.

Next week at the Republican National Convention, for those that bother to tune in, there will be so many mentions of McCain being a P.O.W., you may think he’s STILL trapped in The Hanoi Hilton.

“The truth is that, in national security terms, he’s largely untested and untried. He’s never been responsible for policy formulation. He’s never had leadership in a crisis, or in anything larger than his own element on an aircraft carrier or [in managing] his own congressional staff.  It’s not clear that this is going to be the strong suit that he thinks
it is.”

Being shot down 40 years ago and being a prisoner of war does not make you uniquely qualified to be president. Gen. Wesley Clark got rebuked, but he was only saying what nobody has disproved.  McCain’s “experience” is largely a figment of McCain’s imagination.

Sometimes it takes another ex-soldier to see through another ex-soldiers bullshit and war stories in a way civilians can’t hope to without fear of being called “disrespectful.”

Obama might regret having passed on Clark in favor of Joe Biden.

Remember McCain talking about his POW experience with a guard who used his rifle to draw a cross in the dirt? It may be possible that McCian is “misremembering” the story. It is very similar to a story written by
the late Russian author and dissident, Alexander Solzhenitsen.

Is McCain lying, distorting or just not remembering the story correctly?

The first option is very bad. Tthe second very troubling. The third is very scary.