Tuesday, April 15, 2008

McCain - Hillary '08!

There are few things more dangerous than a woman scorned.

Hillary Clinton is a woman scorned by a majority of Democrats.

She's mad and she isn't going down quietly, or alone.

Her attacks on her Democratic primary opponent, Barack Obama, are music to GOP nominee John McCain's ears as "McCain Echoes Clinton's Attacks." (WaPo)

At a gathering of newspaper editors and executives in D.C., McCain criticized Obama's "bitter" remarks with the Clintonesque characterization of their being "a contradiction from what I believe America is all about."

In her bid to sway superdelegates, Hillary has taken the gloves off to show Obama as unelectable. It's a strategy that doesn't seem to be scoring points.

Rep. Mike Doyle (D) an undecided superdelegate who represents Pittsburgh and the surrounding Monongahela Valley, said he wasn't troubled by Obama comments.

"I don't disagree with a lot of what he said. My dad was a mill worker. My grandfather was a steel mill worker, and when the steel industry collapsed, nobody's family was hurt more than mine," Doyle said. "It's not inaccurate to say a lot of politicians have come through these towns, made a lot of promises and failed to deliver. I thought he was spot-on when he said how people feel."

Doyle added that the endorsement yesterday by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney "carries a hell of a lot more weight" than the dustup over his comments about small-town residents.

Another uncommitted Democratic superdelegate from North Carolina, Rep. David E. Price (D), is frustrated with Hillary for the potential damage she has inflicted.

"Senator Obama could have chosen better words, but it seems to me that he's stating the obvious," Price said. "People are feeling a great deal of economic stress, anxiety, and there is a certain amount of anger out there.... I think it's most unfortunate that opponents simply pounce, particularly opponents in his own party."

Of course, there could be a simple explanation for Hillary's scorched-earth campaign against Obama while she names McCain as ready to lead.... maybe this $100+ million scold is angling to be McCain's Vice President.

The thought gives new meaning to...run John, run....

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