Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Hillary Delivers

Hillary

There were so many great lines in this speech.

No way. No how. No McCain.

I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?

But we don’t need four more years … of the last eight years.

It makes sense that George Bush and John McCain are going to be together next week in the twin cities because these days, it’s hard to tell them apart.

It was a great combination of acknowledging her supporters, a call for unity, singing the praises of Senator Obama, and red meat attacks on John McCain. Perhaps the most important statement was, “I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me? Or were you in it for that young Marine and others like him? Were you in it for that mom struggling with cancer while raising her kids? Were you in it for that boy and his mom surviving on the minimum wage? Were you in it for all the people in this country who feel invisible?” That was a direct shot at the PUMA’s specifically, and a call to arms for her disappointed supporters generally. There has certainly been a lot of chatter from the media chuckleheads regarding whether Hillary would play ball, but she clearly hit a home run tonight. It’s time to get moving towards the goal of electing Senator Obama in November, and Hillary just went a long way towards that.

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August 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Omigod – the Dems MUST use that line about the Twin cities re: Bush and McCain in an ad during the GOP convention…that was Hilary-ious!

    Comment by Suzie Q | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. I have always supported Obama. During the primaries I got to the point where I began to despise the Clintons. But tonight Hillary changed my mind about her.

    Clinton did great. This was her night. She proved to be a team player.

    However I wonder about Bill? He is not happy yet. I think he is being immature. I understand he is disappointed, but really it’s been over 2 months now. Of course to save his legacy Iam sure he will do fine tomorrow night.

    Nevertheless it will be difficult to best HRC’s speech. Especially the part where she said, “I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me?” […]

    One thing though, did she ever say anything to the effect that Obama is prepared to be the President or anything similar? …. I do not recall if she did.

    Comment by serena1313 | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. “One thing though, did she ever say anything to the effect that Obama is prepared to be the President or anything similar? …. I do not recall if she did.”

    She didn’t in so many words. Predictably, the GOP is jumping all over this.

    Comment by turneresq | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. Yes – she was great, and it’s hard to quibble with the overall performance. Would have liked to have seen more specific praise of Obama, but I’ll take what I can get.

    Comment by dansac | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hillary was wonderful though she was “keeping hope alive”. Much love to Hill and Billrod.

    Comment by trellskig | August 27, 2008 | Reply


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