Political Night Train believes the following by is one of the most telling articles yet. Think about it for a moment, a President who cannot effectively manage the money that Congress appropriates to the Government (remember Jimmy Carter). A President who maintians an illegal slush fund (shades of Nixon). A President who appoints senior staff that can not manage a 500 person organization (Solis Doyle). A President who appoints cabinet members who can not, and will not agree on policy (Penn, Ickes, Grunwald). A President who does not respect the wishes of the voters (Clinton’s plan to steal super delegates). Following by Brent Budowsky I predict that we will ultimately learn, in future disclosures, that the Hillary Clinton campaign today is functionally bankrupt. I predict we will also learn that she has loaned her campaign more money than has yet been disclosed. With the latest revelations of Clinton friends and close supporters creating an independent campaign fund, which will ultimately be found to have violated campaign finance laws, we now see the union of dirty tactics, dirty money and desperation. Let’s call it what it is: a Clinton slush fund run by close for the purpose of attempting to saturate the airwaves with negative attacks that a near bankrupt campaign can no longer afford to fund themselves. Lets be direct: the more Hillary Clinton keeps escalating her desperate demolition attacks, folks like myself will have no choice but to respond bluntly and directly because of the damage she is doing to the Democratic Party, not to mention her own future. Hillary Clinton as CEO has been a disaster who has mismanaged more than $100 million, mismanaged whatever one calls her message, mismanaged political strategy, mismanaged political tactics, and when voters reject her tactics and message, she is reduced to trying overturn the verdict of voters, and because her campaign money has been mismanaged, her friends have to create an independent slush fund using dirty money to finance dirty attacks. It is wrong enough for a candidate who has so failed to excite the voters to be reduced to nothing more than a negative attack machine against the candidate who lifts voters through true leadership. Now the dirty tactics must be financed through dirty money in what I call a slush fund and what I predict the law will call a violation of campaign finance laws. Hillary Clinton has learned nothing from the failures of her campaign. This effort is doomed. This campaign will soon be over. This slush fund of independent money to dump negative sludge on the airwaves will be seen by political historians as one of the last gasps of a sad campaign that began as a coronation and will end as a fiasco. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brent-budowsky/the-hillary-clinton-slush_b_87833.html
Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s very attractive female aide, confidant, and with her nearly 24/7. For those who can phone Hillary directly, they know that no matter the hour, day or night, Huma will answer the phone. If she judges your call to be sufficiently important, Hillary will be on the phone minutes, if not seconds later, even at 2:00 am. Huma is the subject of rumours from both the right and LEFT. Yes, even the left. There are many Hillary-haters on the left also. Web site WorldNetDaily had a commentary about how the Clintons might undo John McCain, but went on to speculate that McCain supporters would fight back by outing Hillary’s bisexual, lesbian affair with Huma.
This story just won’t go away, that Larry Flynt has the dirt on a sitting Senator in a lesbian relationship. Apparently Larry keeps saying he has the story and plans to go to press. The LA Times is supposed to have the story also.
Does anyone know if this story has leggs, or is it just another net rumor?
Anyone who watched the debate in Austin last night saw a defeated Hillary Clinton. From body language to her tone, to her dress, to her hand movements, all pointed to one conclusion: Hillary has defeated herself. She still has the poise to hold her head high, chin up by an average of one inch by my calculation, slightly higher than in past months. But a chin up attitude gives away her inner feelings of defeat. This is a woman defeated. During the debate Hillary’s tone ranged from the slightly shrill to very flat. She became shrill in her brief attacks on Obama, and flat when trying to recount her experience. There was little of her “yelling” at an audience, the same tone your 3rd Grade teacher used when the entire class was talking at once. Remember how she goes, “YOU……KNOW……, I…….HAVE……..ALWAYS………BEEN……..PASIONATE……..ABOUT……..HEALTH……..CARE!
There were attempts at softening her tone, most likely due to coaching from Mandy. But it was too much, and unlike her normal tone which has a touch of anger in it.
Hillary’s body language was also a give away. She’s tired, both physically from the campaign as well as mentally. While Obama sat upright and erect, Hillary seemed to slump, either forward when talking, or to the right when Obama was talking. When using hand gestures, her elbows often rested on the desk, forearms at 45 degrees, her hands waving from side to side. Even her hands drooped a bit at the wrist. In an effort to appear as tall as possible, her chair was probably at it’s maximum height, leaving her feet dangling. The most telling moment here was at the end of the debate when Obama rose and pulled Hillary’s chair back. Hillary just went along for the ride since her feet didn’t touch the floor.
Hillary’s dress was somber, a reflection on her inner feelings. Gone was any hint of bright color that could have reflected her inner mood.
These are all the signs of a woman inwardly defeated, but not willing to give up the fight. This has been a characteristic of the Clinton’s and one that served Bill well over the years. But where Bill had the benefit of internally pushing himself to go the next round, after a spell of self-loathing and self-pity. Bill could let his inner rage build, keep it contained, then let it burst forth with a new round of energy that was generally unexpected by his opponents. Hillary does not have those characteristics. Controlling and conniving, Hillary wants to do battle, not for the victory, but for the total defeat of her opponent.
On the issue of experience: Neither Obama nor Hillary has sufficient experience to be President. Yet when faced with this issues, voters are choosing Obama and seem to be saying that he has enough experience for them. As for Hillary, her outrageous claims of experience are seen by voters as just that, outrageous. If Hillary had been just a bit more reasonable in her claims of experience, maybe, just maybe, she would win this issue. But no, in Hillary’s mind she must provide overwhelming evidence to counter what little experience Obama presents.
No knockout punch from Obama. When the opportunity arose for a sharp body shot, namely Hillary ill advised plan to freeze mortgages, Obama did not deliver the expected blow. In fact, CNN went so far as to prevent Obama from offering a response, and went to an untimely break. When the debate returned, Obama, probably wisely, did not return to the issue. However, later in the debate the issue came up briefly and again Obama missed an opportunity. This lead some credence to the notion that Obama does not have the political killer instinct to take it to his opponent. This is a serious character flaw that will hurt him in the general election.
The expected attack on Obama never came. Pundits have speculated for weeks now that Hillary’s last line of defense is to attack Obama. But her senior staff don’t seem to know how to do this. Obama has acted like a jelly fish and absorbed all of Hillary’s darts, arrows and daggers. They seem to strike, go in, but don’t cause any fatal damage. Obama’s strategy is not one of deflecting Hillary’s attacks, or even offering a strong counter attack. Each attack from Hillary seems to make Obama stronger with the voters. Harold Ickes would probably like nothing better than a good old fashion down in the mud, toe-to-toe slugfest. But Obama won’t cooperate. Last night, Hillary’s one half-baked attempt to go negative drew boo’s when she raised the plagiarism issue. This was in ill advised attack from the beginning a few days ago, and one ripe for Obama to win. The shot, “It’s not change you can believe in, it’s change you can Xerox” was a loser from the start and sounded very old fashion. This was not a product of Harold Ickes as his shot would have been much meaner. But then, that would have made Hillary look mean and shrill, something she has been trying to avoid.
Obama had his real moment when he countered with “Let’s get real”, and implied that Hillary is dissing those who have voted for, or joined his campaign. Obama’s message was clear, Hillary does not respect the wishes of the voters. He can effectively use this line later if the Clinton’s continue to suggest the super delegates support Hillary, rather than the voters they represent. I can hear it now, “Bill Clinton raised the race issue, and does not respect your vote”; Hillary is trying to steal delegates, because she does not respect your vote”; Hillary will split the party, because she does not respect your vote”.