February 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton Flip-Flops on Graciousness

Do you remember Hillary Clinton's gracious closing remarks at the Texas debate? She looked over at Barack Obama, shook his hand, and noted how honored she was to be on the stage with him. She flip-flopped in less than 48 hours. Here is video of her comments in Ohio on Saturday where she says that she is ashamed of Obama.




Obama responded to this attack later in the day at a press conference.

Am I the only one that thinks that the Hillary Clinton campaign is very confused? More to the point, do you want this angry woman to have her finger on the nuclear bomb for our country? Anyhow, I guess that the only way to straighten this out is to have voters make their choice clear in Texas and Ohio next week. What say u?

15 comments:

Janet Shan said...

I believe what had her riled up, in part, was a flyer on NAFTA that the Obama camp was circulating. She said the fliers quoted her as saying NAFTA was a "boon," when in fact, those comments were made by the New York Newsday newspaper, which I believe has acknowledged that. Additionally, Hillary Clinton's position has now been reversed and I am pretty sure she's feeling the effects of a campaign that is waning. She was pretty worked up this weekend in Ohio and I believe she went negative in Rhode Island due to some ads by a group supporting Obama that has started running. She is asking Obama to call for them to be pulled.

What do you think about the news on her campaign's expenditures for the month of January. I wrote a piece on my blog about that. My position is if she cannot be fiscally responsible during her campaign, how can she be fiscally responsible as the President. Thoughts to ponder, in my opinion.

MrsGrapevine said...

I think that will turn off a lot of male voters. They look at Hillary and they see their wives going from a loving wife to a nagging hag. "Shame on you, Barack." I'm sure the men were thinking she's hormonal, I know I was. The transition made her seem psychotic.

She's really trying too hard, and the flip flopping is becoming more noticeable. I see disparity, and it's not a good look.

Villager said...

Janet - Hillary wrote in her book that NAFTA was good policy and a good legislative accomplishment in the Clinton administration. Obama is simply sharing her sentiments on NAFTA with the good citizens of Ohio. That is definitely what is getting Team Clinton upset.

I did read your blog post on her expenditures in January. I was shocked to see that consultants received 15 million dollars ... especially when we see that she lost 11 consecutive contests in the following month (smile)....

Mrs. Grapevine - ...nagging hag! I hope folks reading my blog recognize that I didn't use those terms to describe the honorable Sen. Clinton (smile)...

SheCodes said...

Ha ha... the 'nagging hag' comment did lift my left eyebrow, lol!

Hillary does look desperate though. I'm sure that she is feeling the pressure and is mad as heck at all of the Obama adulation.

That, plus Nader had just announced that he is throwing his hat in the ring, which will garner some attention of us precious independents. I'm sure that put her rage on a whole new level.

Villager said...

SheCodes - Do you see any promise in the Nadar campaign?

SheCodes said...

Hey Villager,

No I don't think that he has a snowball's chance in winning, but he will DEFINITELY force the candidates to stop dancing around issues and to get crystal clear about what they mean on certain things, Barack included.

I look forward to seeing how the other candidates are going to take this on. (And what's going on with Bloomberg? I heard he was interested in running too)

Danielle said...

You know what's sad about HRC? Wasted talent. This woman is smart and has alot to offer, but she has shown herself to be of weak character and that is too bad.

When your back is against the wall, you show yourself. When you are down and out, it is how you pull yourself back up that people remember.

She has and continues to show that when things don't go her way, she will resport to ugliness. In the larger scheme, how do these small moments translate into leadership?

How will she behave under the hotlights and pressure cooker that is the Oval Office? I ask myself these questions all the time and she comes away with a failing grade.

It continues to sadden me. Somewhere, there's a young woman watching her and learning terrible lessons about women and how we perform under trying circumstances.

Thanks for nothing HRC.

Sojourner's Place said...

I really think she needs more meds - or she needs to take the meds she has. Maybe that way she'll not so readily show her true color(s)! I'm really amazed and shocked! It will be very interesting to watch the debate tomorrow!

MsMarvalus said...

Oh, I can't wait for the debate tomorrow!

How is she going to explain supporting NAFTA, then saying that Barack is spreading lies about her support? She is, like I said over at Yobachi's place, a piece of work...

And I agree with Danielle...what a waste of talent...she has become a shrew when she began as a stellar role model for young women...

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

that 5 million aint get her no where LOL

Villager said...

SheCodes - My understanding is that Bloomberg was mostly interested in 3rd party candidacy when he thought that it would be Rudy vs. Hillary. He is less interested now that it appears to be McCain vs. Obama...

Danielle - You hit the nail on the head. Hillary (and her husband) have lost quite a bit of luster as the campaign season wears on. Team Clinton needs to find a graceful way to exit. Some are saying she should step down before the March 4th primaries. Personally, I anticipate her concession taking place on March 5th...

Sojourner - Do you think that she will go nuclear tonight at the debate with Obama?

Ms. Marvalus - It is the last opportunity before the March 4th primaries for Hillary to change the direction of the race. Will she go negative and combative as she was doing over the weekend?

Dblog said...

We sure have two types of candidates, one that is desperate and one that is confident and visionary. Obama represents the dreams that Clinton has lost and she's desperately trying to achieve by almost dying to win this election. Someone at CNN discribed her as Eccentric. Well, lets see where all her eccentricity will lead.

I feel frustrated because am not an American and I can't vote, Am missing out of action. This is the first time in my life I have ever been interested in politics and I can't do all the best I can to support my best candidate..OBAMA. Phew..dreams come true, let me just dream on.

Villager said...

Dblog - I appreciate you taking time to share your village voice with us. Out of curiousity ... what country are you native to?

Mes Deux Cents said...
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Mes Deux Cents said...

Villager,

Hillary is starting to seem like she has a personality disorder. One day she is calm, cool and collected and the next she's out of control!

She certainly isn't behaving like a President.

Her desperation for power is just sad.