Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Hillary and Obama's Junior High Campaign
I got a chuckle out of Howard Fineman’s Newsweak column where he compared the current crop of Democratic Presidential “Contenders” to members of a hypothetical High School student body. He’s got the rolls pretty well cast, although I seriously doubt Hillary ever wore a poodle skirt.
Today, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that Fineman was a little off in his time-frame. I think this crowd wouldn’t survive in a High School because their mindset is still stuck in Junior High – especially where Hillary is concerned.
The Democratic party, despite the recent congressional election results, is largely a bi-coastal entity. Its major power centers are in the states of New York and California and a good chunk of its major donors come from the Hollywood crowd. That crowd has a lot of money it doesn’t know what to do with, an much of that cash makes its way into the coffers of Howlin’ Mad Howie and Company.
Recently, Hollywood Money Man David Geffen verbally dissed Hillary with this comment:
Not since the Vietnam War has there been this level of disappointment in the behavior of America throughout the world, and I don’t think that another incredibly polarizing figure, no matter how smart she is and no matter how ambitious she is — and God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton? — can bring the country together. Obama is inspirational, and he’s not from the Bush royal family or the Clinton royal family. (Emphasis Added)Ouch. A normal, well adjusted person would’ve taken issue with Geffen’s comments and either fired back at him or ignored him and gotten on with her life. Hillary is evidently not a well adjusted individual.
Not only did she not respond to Geffen’s comments, she (through her campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson) demanded that Obama return Geffen’s donations.
Obama - quick to join in the Junior High campaign antics - pulled the race card and denouncing Hillary and for accepting the support of a South Carolina state senator who predicted Obama would drag down the rest of the Democratic party because "he's black".
Only in the minds of Junior High students do such demands make any sense.
David said nasty things about me and Bill so you better not eat lunch with him and his friends or I won’t like you any more!You know, even a Hollywood script writer would get canned for suggesting such a lame plot line as is currently developing in the race for the Democratic Primary nod.
Here endeth the lesson.