Hatin’ On Hill October 29, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
IT’S A VAST BOTH-WING SOMETHING OR OTHER, PEOPLE
FITSNews – October 29, 2007 – It seems no matter where you turn this week, somebody’s hatin’ on Hillary Clinton. Whether it’s Barack Obama and John Edwards taking her to task on Social Security, or former GOP frontrunner John McCain popping her for supporting a taxpayer-funded Woodstock Museum, the bulls-eye on Mrs. Clinton’s back is starting to take some serious arrows lately.
McCain’s South Carolina staff is even including the tagline “the only conservative who can beat Hillary Clinton” on all of its outgoing campaign e-mails.
So what gives? Why’s everybody hatin’ on Hill all of a sudden?
Well, for Clinton’s Democratic rivals, it’s all about cutting into Hillary’s ridonkulously large lead in the polls. Both Obama and Edwards pledged to run clean, “different” campaigns focusing on what they would do as President (as opposed to what anybody else would or wouldn’t do), but it’s clear the Clinton juggernaut has forced them to alter, if not completely abandon, that strategy. For McCain, it’s all about using anti-Clinton rhetoric to climb back into the top tier of an increasingly competitive (and caustic) GOP primary field.
Personally, we think Clinton would be a disaster in the Oval Office, but it’s tough to deny that her campaign is in the driver’s seat at the moment, forcing candidates in both parties to take shots at her in an effort to boost their own numbers.