"Whatever Happened To The Politics Of Hope?"
Today the Clinton and Obama campaigns demonstrated who is playing checkers and who is playing chess. I will not go through the full overblown silly brouhaha again, but rather fast forward to a desperate seeming Obama calling Sen. Clinton "Bush-Cheney Lite." Senator Clinton responded, and I think in devastating fashion:
SEN. CLINTON: "Well, this is getting kind of silly. I've been called a lot of things in my life but I've never been called George Bush or Dick Cheney certainly. We have to ask what's ever happened to the politics of hope?
Now I have long ridiculed this phony Politics of Hope as silly nonsense that bore no reality to the politics necessary in today's climate. But for Obama to so abruptly abandon the "high road' to attack Sen. Clinton when he has been reticent to be "partisan" in defending Democrats (or critcizing them) smacks of desperation. Obama began with a political (not a substantive) gaffe in the debate and now compounds the error. It further strengthens my view that he is not yet up to a serious run for President.
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