Hillary Rodham Clinton can definitely be called “the comeback kid” following Tuesday’s American primary contests in four states. Winning handsomely in both Ohio and Rhode Island, and squeaking by in Texas by a 3% margin. Clinton now has considerable breathing space in which to prepare for the next and perhaps most decisive contest, the Pennsylvania primary in late April.
Although her opponent, Barack Obama only won in the Vermont primary and is just slightly ahead in the Texas caucuses he still leads the overall delegate count by at least 100; and is now having to re-plan his overall strategy if he expects to win the Democratic Party nomination in July. When interviewed Wednesday morning in Austin, Hillary Clinton seemed to have regained her confidence and said that what made the difference is her overall experience as compared to Obama’s. When interviewers from CNN asked whether the recent commercial about which candidate would be able to make the right decision after receiving a 3 a.m. phone about a national security emergency, she reiterated about her past experience in such matters, including her being sent to such places as Bosnia (during their civil war) to mediate a peace agreement. She compared herself to Obama who she said “only continues to talk about a speech he made back in 2004 concerning America’s involvement in Iraq”.
I suppose that Hillary can say that she has a bit of experience, as the “red phone” did ring a few times at 3 a.m. when she was in bed with her husband Bill. She also could include her “experience” in dealing with that very uncomfortable period from November 1998 until July, 2000, when she had to deal with another kind of crises that was “a bit too close to home”.
Disregarding those unpleasant episodes, Hillary does probably have a bit more of a track record than Obama has; and whether or not this will help her to wind up making a “V” sign at the speakers podium of the convention will be determined in the coming weeks ahead.
People all over the world have been following the U.S. Presidential campaign; and these primary races have for sure been followed by those living in the Middle East and elsewhere in Islamic World. Barack Hussein Obama is no doubt the favorite of many who make up what is known as Dir Al Islam â€“ the World Community of Islam, and these include many of America’s present enemies, such as Hamas, the Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and most certainly The Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a recent short visit to Iraq, said during a speech there that nearly everyone hates Americans. Well, he does anyway.
Jews around the world, especially in Israel, have from the start been a bit apprehensive about the possibility of Obama winning the Presidency; and what could afterwards be in store concerning America’s future relations with the Jewish State. There is really no way of knowing how Obama will deal with the Israel-Palestinian issue until he is actually sitting in the Oval Office. But in the weeks and months ahead, this matter will most certainly crop up; and it will most likely be used against Obama by both Clinton and John McCain, the Republican nominee.
This year’s contest has so far been anything but boring; and with the U.S. heading towards what may be a moderate to severe recession, the U.S. economy will be a top issue in the months ahead as well. If Hillary does manage to win over the remaining primary contests and become her party’s candidate, she’ll still need all the help she can get to beat McCain in November. And to do this, she’ll have to get real friendly again with a guy named William Jefferson Clinton, who has a bit of “experience” himself.
March 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm
I really hope Hillary wins the Democratic nomination. I think John McCain and Hillary will both really enjoy one another’s competiveness. And neither will be afraid to voice their true objectives for the people. Here we will get a real “debate” and not a political slew of “attacks”. They both really believe in what they stand for, and because of this, I can see a greater unity between the parties. This is a “good thing”.
As for James Dobson, Rush Limbuagh and Ann Coulter…
I am SO disappointed in them!!! It is they themselves that have betrayed the party. And for what? The mighty dollar they may gain by saying what they think the people want to hear? They were way off mark this time!!! What they can’t seem to grasp is that John McCain is his OWN man, not theirs. This too, is a “good thing”!!!
I for one, am looking forward to observing the three of them choke on their words!!! And, shame on me (maybe), I’d like to see their decline as they are utterly ignored in the future. They have become bankrupt thinkers and I will enjoy seeing this transend to their bank accounts!
Good luck Hillary! I mean it.
March 15, 2008 at 7:53 pm
I do think that Mrs. Clinton is a better choice than the others. But has it been considered what it would be like to have a president who will be under ban because she is not male? We really shouldn’t allow “those people to dictate who the American voters would choose. But it should be considered so as to be prepared for anything untoward happening.