Thursday, January 10, 2008

Married to the Mob?

Believe it or not, I'm happy that Hillary won in New Hampshire. Partly because I like an underdog, partly because my opinion on Barack is starting to change.

While sippin' maritas (or, margaritas) with a European friend, he made an interesting point: The country is headed toward a recession, the first six month of our next President's term is going to be fraught with obstacles, and this lovey-dovey mob of supporters, now jobless, can go violent.

Violent?

Well, who knows.

However, it is something to think about.

Everyone is high on the prospect of change, and kudos to team Obama for coining the word as the mantra of this election. However, it's not like team Clinton isn't for change, I mean, hello, it's a WOMAN running for office. They were thinking that change was implied. But it's PR 101: state the obvious. Again. And again. Stick to message. Bla bla bla.

Anyhoo, it's on to Michigan for the candidates and I think Hillary could pounce Obama here, too. I don't know why, but I'm almost willing to give Hillary another chance. I think I needed to see her -- God, I hate this word -- a bit vulnerable in order to like her. After Iowa I started to think about what American politics would be like if Hillary skulked away...and I wouldn't like it. Go figure.

3 comments:

James said...

As a PR professional, you know all the tears and her comments about "finding herself" in her New Hampshire speech were also very choreographed, right?

Renee said...

Obama's not on the ballot in Michigan. Neither is Edwards. Weird, huh?

Red Tulips said...

Can't stand Hillary...would sooner have Obama in office than her, but that says little. (sadly)