Hillary's been telling everyone that hope isn't enough, that we gotta be realistic. Well, I think it's time to start taking your own advice: you've lost the initiative, you've lost the upper hand, you're now looking more and more like sour grapes.
Utterly, utterly ridiculous. She accuses him of "stealing" then she goes and does the same thing? Put the crack pipe down, HIllary.
As always, much better writers than me put this sentiment into better words. Maureen Down says in her piece in the NYT called "Begrudging His Bedazzling":
David Brody, the Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent whose interview with Hillary aired Tuesday, said the senator seemed "dumbfounded" by the Obama sensation.
She has been so discombobulated that she has ignored some truisms of politics that her husband understands well: Sunny beats gloomy. Consistency beats flipping. Bedazzling beats begrudging. Confidence beats whining.
Experience does not beat excitement, though, or Nixon would have been president the first time around, Poppy Bush would have had a second term and President Gore would have stopped the earth from melting by now.
She just doesn't "get it." Now, she's the whiny nerd on the playground who can't understand why no one will play with her, thinking she's being targeted for her awkward looks, her big braces, or the fact that she's smarter than everyone else and they're just jealous.
No, HIllary – we just don't like you. Some people still do, but less and less so, as you petutantly protest and continue to so obviously "not get" that you're showing more and more why your brand of politicking and possible governing isn't what your party wants right now.
My, my – ain't that the pot calling the kettle...Barack.
And you have conservatives endorsing you, surely because they know that McCain would wipe the floor with you. I guess you're going to stick around until you're humiliated in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but will you please quit then? See, I'd have to heartily agree with Down on this point:
Voters gravitate toward the presidential candidates who seem more comfortable in their skin. J.F.K. and Reagan seemed exceptionally comfortable. So did Bill Clinton and W., who both showed that comfort can be an illusion of sorts, masking deep insecurities.
The fact that Obama is exceptionally easy in his skin has made Hillary almost jump out of hers. She can't turn on her own charm and wit because she can't get beyond what she sees as the deep injustice of Obama not waiting his turn. Her sunshine-colored jackets on the trail hardly disguise the fact that she's pea-green with envy.
After saying she found her "voice" in New Hampshire, she has turned into Sybil. We've had Experienced Hillary, Soft Hillary, Hard Hillary, Misty Hillary, Sarcastic Hillary, Joined-at-the-Hip-to-Bill Hillary, Her-Own-Person-Who-Just-Happens-to-Be-Married-to-a-Former-President Hillary, It's-My-Turn Hillary, Cuddly Hillary, Let's-Get-Down-in-the-Dirt-and-Fight-Like-Dogs Hillary.
At least Obama knows who Obama is. Clinton changes styles like her clothes, and it's not befitting of someone of her reputation. It cheapens her. But the sadder thing is: she doesn't care.
By threatening to throw the kitchen sink at Obama, the Clinton campaign simply confirmed the fact that they might be going down the drain.
Hillary and her aides urged reporters to learn from the "Saturday Night Live" skit about journalists having crushes on Obama.
"Maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow," she said tartly in the debate here Tuesday night. She peevishly and pointlessly complained about getting the first question too often, implying that the moderators of MSNBC -- a channel her campaign has complained has been sexist -- are giving Obama an easy ride.
Beating on the press is the lamest thing you can do. It is only because of the utter open-mindedness of the press that Hillary can lose 11 contests in a row and still be treated as a contender.
Come on, Hillary – be real. You've gotten as easy of a ride of it as anyone could get, even and especially Obama, whom no one, including the mainstream press, took seriously seriously until Iowa, when his sweep across state after state began. You came from a position of literally having this nomination locked down, until it just started unraveling, both because of the other guy campaigning fair, square, and well, while you were unable to do the same.
Be a good sport after you get trounced in Ohio and please, please drop out out of the race while you still have some face to save and before you splinter the party unnecessarily, since at that point, you'll have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, because this whole thing has got you so twisted that you actually think you can criticize Obama for lack of experience in making big decisions, even as you voted for and helped start the present war, which he voted against.
Are you really that deluded, or are do you just not care about reality anymore?
At a rally on Sunday, she tried sarcasm about Obama, talking about how "celestial choirs" singing and magic wands waving won't get everybody together to "do the right thing."
With David Brody, Hillary evoked the specter of a scary Kool-Aid cult. "I think that there is a certain phenomenon associated with his candidacy, and I am really struck by that because it is very much about him and his personality and his presentation," she said, adding that "it dangerously oversimplifies the complexity of the problems we face, the challenge of navigating our country through some difficult uncharted waters. We are a nation at war. That seems to be forgotten."
Actually it's not forgotten. It's a hard sell for Hillary to say that she is the only one capable of leading this country in a war when she helped in leading the country into that war. Or to paraphrase Obama from the debate here, the one who drives the bus into the ditch can't drive it out.