How Hillary Wins Hillary Clinton is down, but not out. Can she be the next Clinton “Come Back Kid”? And how does she do it. Many weeks ago, before the Iowa caucus, Political Night Train set out a strategy whereby Hillary would go negative on John Edwards, rather than Obama. The strategy was designed to draw off much of Edwards support. Seems no one in the Clinton campaign took our open advice, and now they long for those delegates that are pledged to Edwards. Had Clinton gone extremely negative on Edwards, she would now be ahead, may have won a few additional states, could have avoided having Bill Clinton inject the “race” issue in South Carolina. As a side thought, Bill Clinton’s injection of racism probably did more to damage Hillary personally than any other single event. Although the Clinton’s are most likely not out-and-out racists, they are perfectly capable of using racism to win an election. This willingness to use racism went down bad with black leaders, and blacks in general, not to mention whites. Just when a young generation of whites were willing to go to the polls and say race doesn’t matter, along comes an old fart like Bill Clinton to say race does matter. So how does Hillary win in Texas and Ohio? Hillary’s last chance, and Political Night Train’s open advice to her campaign is to go negative not on Barack Obama, but on Michelle Obama. What you say? Yes, go very negative on Michelle. Hillary should use herself as an example and say that Michelle would be overly influencing on a Barack Obama administration. Point out the statements that Michelle has made about whites, especially those ignored by the main stream media during the days in Iowa. Point out the significant influence the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Trinity Church has had on Michelle. Point out that Michelle’s agenda is blacks only, blacks first, at the expense of other minority groups. Hammer over and over again how Michelle would overly influence Barack to put a black agenda ahead of all other issues. Everything in an Obama administration would be tinged with black overtones. All as the expense of other minorities. This strategy would work since Bill Clinton has already introduced the racism issue. Hillary would have to use her shills, people like James Carville to promote these stories while she stays above the fray. In other words, Hillary needs to Swift Boat Michelle Obama. Hillary could even use Michelle’s senior thesis at Princeton against her.
Filed under: Following Hillary | Tagged: Barack Obama, bill clinton, Hillary Clinton, iowa, James Carville, John Edwards, michelle obama, Ohio, racism, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, superdelegates, Swift Boat, Texas, Trinity Church |