Thursday, February 21, 2008

If it’s a fight you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place

Someone pointed this out to me recently and now it’s all I seem to notice: Hillary needs a fight. She has to have something to push against. Without it, she’s woefully lost. Be it Newt Gingrich and the republican-controlled congress, the press, or her fellow presidential hopefuls, she has to be up against something. Or create the impression that something is against her.

That being said, do I think she would be “more experienced” on “day one”? Absolutely. Do I think she's wicked smart? Absolutely. Do I think she’s a tired, hacky, old-school, partisan politician who only knows how to solve things by making sure her side gets what they want and if not convinces you the other side is to blame. Abso-frikkin-lutely.

And that, my friends, is the problem. More importantly, that’s why she’s gonna lose.

Because no one wants to hear that shit. Not for 8 years, not for 4 years, not on March 5th. Constant complaining and attacking everyone else? When was the last time you applied for (and got) a job for which you spent the interview bashing the other applicants rather than presenting the case for why hiring you will make the company a better place? No one wants to hire the bitter person who A. feels like they deserve the job and B. spends the majority of the interview taking shots at the other guy who’s also interviewing.

I’m less concerned about “day one”—I’m pretty sure that involves a parade and a speech and then attending a concert by some has-been band. Hell, I can do that.

I’m more concerned about day two when someone’s gonna have to rally 301,000,000 Americans to bite the bullet, get together and each grab a mop and start cleaning up this god awful mess that shit-for-brains has put us in. It’s gonna be a multi-day job from what I can tell.

And 150,000,000 people ain’t gonna get it done, if you know what I’m saying.

Welcome to Austin, honey. Hope you picked out a good pant suit for the long ride home.


Blogger minus five said...

i'm sure leslie will give her a shoulder to cry on.

7:57 PM  

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