Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Tough Guy Goes Down

I'm a bit sorry to see Hillary go down in the primaries. (2008)

Whatever her flaws, she could take on the Republicans' bare-knuckle Fight Club. 
(She reminds me of LBJ.)

Remember when Hillary became the first woman to make Men's Journal's "Twenty-Five Toughest Guys in America" list, in 2004?

The editor, Tom Foster, said at the time,
"I think just looking at what she's been through and what she represents, that sort of stood for itself.
Would you mess with her?"

If I was McCain, I'd rather mess with Obama.

6 comments:

bink said...

Amen to that!

Now that she has signaled a willingness to consider being VP, it will be interesting to see if Obama has enough balls to take up that idea.

ddip said...

Heh heh heh! I don't think McCain's gonna be much to deal with. Did you see his speech last night? they said it was abysmal. He couldn't follow his teleprompter and is apparently lost without it.

Plus, our father says that historically, the taller candidate always wins. So Obama's got it by at least 6 inches!

Perfect photo of Hillary, by the way.

fresca said...

We may not think McCain's much to deal with, but I know people who love him!
Scary.

And Americans may prefer tall candidates, but when did we last have a truly thin president? Woodrow Wilson?

Maybe adding Hillary as Veep would help. She's got heft!

fresca said...

P.S. Glad you liked the photo, Sister! It said, "Yo!" when I found it.

barrett said...

My first thought was Hillary as vp, then I thought again from Obama's viewpoint and changed my mind. The reason being...Obama has been campaigning on the "message of change" and has kept up a steady barrage of Hillary NOT having the change qualities..just the same old-same-old. How does he explain this to the public and his cheering supporters.

Hillary was the one that said she would be open to the vp job. My own theory is in some ways this would be good....she might be able to talk Obama into giving up his crazy desire to keep the Blackwater militia in Irag along with an occupying force of regular army soldiers. (Hillary wants them out.)

To be very blunt I'm sure Hillary is aware that there is a lot of hatred out there against a black man for President, with a threat of assassination. If that should happen (God forbid) if Hillary were the VP ...well, she would take over as Pres.

My personal opinion: he should ask Janet Napolitano (Democratic Gov of red state AZ)

fresca said...

Aw, no prob: those people change their tune whenever they need. He could explain her by saying she brings the experience to reify his Hope. Blah blah blah. (Speechwriters, earn your pay!)

Or what about our old pal Bill Richardson, Hispanic governor of New Mexico, with lots of world affairs experience?