Friday, February 29, 2008

Clinton's Forest-and-Trees Problem

Hillary Clinton is running a new ad criticizing Barack Obama on experience, stating, in part,

It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call.
Wake up! Saber-wielding fanatics are coming!

Sigh. I suspect these points have already been made so I'll try to keep it brief.

Whether the Democrats ultimately nominate Clinton or Obama, Clinton has already made a very forceful two-pronged case for John McCain: that the more experienced candidate is more qualified to be president (McCain it is), and that the more bellicose candidate is more qualified to be president (McCain it is, again). If the Democrats nominate Obama, Clinton has added an extra layer to the pro-McCain argument: "Even Hillary Clinton said so" to each of the two prongs.

I understand she wants to win against Obama. Why does she want to lose to McCain?

If "experience" makes a person this goddamn shortsighted, it should be both denounced and rejected.

1 comment:

Zennalathas said...

Hillarycare is != to experience.