Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Clinton Says She's JFK Circa 1960...

Speaking in Clear Fork, West Virgina today, Senator Clinton compared her run for the nomination to that of John Kennedy in 1960. Virtually every poll shows her winning big tonight in the state but everyone also agrees that a landslide victory will do nothing to cut into Obama's delegate lead. To cheers of "Don't quit!", Clinton stated:

"It was West Virginia that made it possible for John Kennedy to become president," Clinton told 400 supporters at a local high school. "John Kennedy didn't have the number of delegates he needed when he went to the convention in 1960; he had something equally as important - he had West Virginia behind him."

She really does love comparing herself to great figures whether real(Kennedy) or fiction(Rocky). I don't see how this fits her campaign but if she feels good about it, well, let her have her fun.

If that comparison wasn't silly enough maybe Geoff Garin, Clinton's top strategist, can give us an even better one. Here he is today speaking on MSNBC on why we can't claim a victory for Obama yet:

"We've already had one unfortunate experience with a leader declaring 'mission accomplished' when it really wasn't."

Whhaaat?? If the nomination was given to Obama then it would be like Bush claiming mission accomplished in Iraq? Really? You gotta hand to the Clintonites, for comparisons like this are not only fanciful but downright illogical. I mean comparing Bush and Obama on anything other than their mutual love of pancakes is a massive stretch for any intelligent person. Yet there he was on cable news, spewing this drivel like an urgent warning to the party.

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