Hillary’s Follies and Foibles? (I’m Not One to Gloat!)

HClinton I’m ready to fully support Hillary Clinton as the new President of the United States! It’s way past due we have a woman as President of the United States. However, I’m not sure Hillary is that woman! Besides, I see in my crystal ball that these tiny little goof-ups are going to catch up with her soon. And I’ve promised myself that I wouldn’t be one to gloat when it does.

Hillary’s latest staff change has apparently upset a potentially large voting block in the upcoming Texas primary. Removing Patti Solis Doyle as Clinton’s campaign manager has blown it for one Super Delegate; Steven Ybarra of California.

Heading the voting rights league of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, Ybarra has fired off an angry email to fellow Latina delegates within hours after the campaign announced Solis Doyle was being replaced by Maggie Williams who is of African-American decent.

Ybarra told The Post yesterday that the loss of Solis Doyle, a child of Mexican immigrants, just weeks before the Texas primary, where 36 percent of the population is Hispanic, was “dumb as a stump.”

Solis Doyle has rushed to defend the move by noting she was still an active adviser on the Clinton campaign and that the change was amiable. She dismissed allegations that her position be replaced was not under hostile conditions.

Ybarra, pointing to Senator Clinton’s pledged loyalty to the Hispanic voters everywhere said angrily in his email:

The e-mail noted that Clinton, who is looking to Latino voters for a boost in the Texas and Ohio primaries on March 4, scored heavily with Hispanics in her California win.

“Apparently, loyalty is not a two-way street,” he wrote. “Latino superdelegates like myself . . . will have cause to pause.”

With Texas and Ohio’s primaries coming up in two weeks, it’ll be a matter of timing to turn those Hispanic votes into loyal Obama followers.

I would mark this as Clinton’s 4th political mistake made in her campaign so far.

  1. Teachers Union endorsing Clinton filed a lawsuit against the Culinary Union for supporting Barack Obama. Clinton mistake was evident: While on Meet the Press with Tim Russert, Clinton seemed apathetic and explained she felt it was better for the courts to decide. The smart political move would have been to tell Russert that she’s disappointed by the lawsuit and would talk to the Teachers Union to find a simpler solution to work out their differences.
  2. After Clinton, Obama and the entire Presidential delegation signed promises to certain rules for this upcoming election campaign, Clinton patently broke her sworn signature by sitting in Florida’s primaries complaining about their lack of delegates. She appeared hypocritical while she whined that these Florida votes couldn’t be counted and that alluded that she was embattling the very DNC who’s rules she signed-off and promised to cooperate with. A real political professional would be to appeal to Howard Dean and the DNC from her home state in New York and urge for an amicable resolution to benefit everybody.
  3. Clinton’s decision to go ahead with the debate on Fox News. After they all promised not to appear on Fox News, CEO Roger Ailes eventually said (stupidly):

“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,”

Now Clinton has accepted the invitation to have a debate on Fox, with or without Barack Obama.

There is an enormous interest in these debates an clamoring on the part of the Democratic Party for them,” said Clinton’s spokesperson Howard Wolfson. “We have not had a large number in which two people have participated. We’ve had multi-candidate debates… the fact is Senator Clinton has enjoyed the opportunity to debate and get her message out. Certainly as we move to the next exciting day of this nomination calendar, voters want the opportunity to see these two candidates compete against each other.”

hindenburgHer time on Fox will go down like a The Hindenburg with the No Smoking signs turned off. Especially without Barack Obama being there to share in the debate. And Obama certainly has no interest in raising any advertising revenue for Roger Ailes.

Obama’s clean sweep tonight through the Potomac is going to hurt the Clinton campaign…and severely.

NBC reported tonight that Clinton had no schedule to appear in Wisconsin before the next race and is sending former President BillFruitFly 6 Clinton and their daughter Chelsea instead. That will make Hillary Clinton’s fifth mistake in this campaign.

Thankfully, I’m not gloating. Because if I was gloating, I would come off as “cheap” and “tawdry”. And everybody knows that I’m not “tawdry”.

2 Responses

  1. Great summary. I especially agree that agreeing to be on Fox news is a true betrayal. And rather stupid since there is no advantage to be gained.

  2. Mr. Ybarra:

    You are a joke….because of idiots like you the Democratic Party is failing. I left the Democratic pary this year and went Independant due to the failture of this party to really support the true interest of what the Democratic party is all about…Shame on you to even suggest buying a canidates vote for 20 million. The Delegate system in the US is note the voice of the people…in the hard count vote Mrs. Clinton would be leading…she has won all the large states. It people like you Mr. Ybarra that will had the Preidential nomination over to Senator McCain in November….due us a favor and spend some money to buy bus tickets for all those illegal aliens here in Southern California, so the rest of us legal citizens, can has some pride knowing we came here legally…and no the Mexican Cacucas does not represent me….

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