Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Oh, Those Tears

I called it Monday. Hillary cried, rumors started circulating that she was contemplating leaving the race and *BOOOM*, Hillary surges at the last minute to win New Hampshire. The "It's Not Easy" speech with the watering eyes showed Hillary's "compassionate" side and ignited a fire under the women who would have otherwise been swooned by the rock star, Barack Obama. For anyone to think these series of events were anything other than a scripted plan by the reeling Clinton campaign is pure naivety. They attracted media attention at a time they needed it most and invoked sympathy from the Democrat caucus-goers. If anyone thought Hillary was going to go silently into the night, they obviously haven't watched the Clinton's for the past 16 years.

There remains one out for Senator Clinton should she choke on Super Tuesday and be forced to concede the Democratic nomation and that out is to become head football coach at the University of Michigan. She could follow the lead of Rich Rodriguez and abandon her team (or party) when the going gets tough. I've heard that neither Hillary nor Michigan will comment on any coaching searches but there could be an offer on the table for the former First Lady. Of course, you shouldn't believe everything you read on the West Virginia Message Boards but someone claimed to know someone that knew someone that knew Roger Clinton. Or maybe they said George Clinton.

Things aren't nearly as interesting on the Republican side. McCain, Romney, Guiliani, Huckabee, Thompson...they're all pretty close in the running but none of them inspire greatness or ridicule as much as their Democratic counterparts. McCain won New Hampshire but I don't see him getting the nomination. Huckabee shouldn't survive Super Tuesday. Thompson's campaign is pretty lethargic even though he probably is the only true conservative in the race. It seems to be a race between Guiliani and Romney. Wake me up if one of them does something vaguely interesting...

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