I see via Memeorandum that Hillary got super-duper angry or something last night, and Sullivan has the apparently over-the-top reaction from Hillary:
Sullivan also has the idiots that Frank Lutz is apparently learning from:
“Hillary seemed to crack…”
I actually have about had it with all this crap, because I am sick and tired of defending Hillary. But if that was Hillary ‘cracking,’ or seething with anger, or whatever you want to call it (Andy states he thinks “she’s actually offended that anyone is challenging her for the Democratic nomination.”), I just don’t see it. in fact, I am beginning to think this really is a nation of wimps.
What you saw was someone making the point that there is more to change than just supporting change, and that change takes hard work. And that offends people? Seriously- change is work, and that is the point she is trying to drive home. And she has a right to be a little frustrated. What exactly has John Edwards done? Not much when he was in the Senate, if you remember the Republican talking points from the past election. What major bills does Obama have under his belt?
Quite frankly, I hate to say this, but I think what we are actually seeing is a double-standard here, and the feminists may be right. This is all about Hillary being a woman. John Edwards has been 150 times as angry the whole campaign, and has built his entire campaign around it. Howard Dean was angry, and people lapped it up. Here, Hillary isn’t really angry, just matter-of-fact and frustrated, and people are giving her shit.
I don’t want Hillary as President, but it sure looks to me like she isn’t getting a fair shake and is being subjected to a double standard. It’s bullshit.
And while I am ranting, one last thing- Watch that Luntz polling group video again and try to argue that it is not well beyond the time to end these special primaries and caucuses (cauci?). We are placing an inordinate amount of power in the electoral process in a bunch of yokels up to their armpits in pig shit and corn in Iowa and sipping mocha while driving a Volvo in New Hampshire. All the primaries, same day. Something. Anything.
*** Update ***
Apparently my ten+ year old memories of NH are off. I remember lots of wealth, lots of yuppie type shops with flowerbaskets and gingerbread woodowork, lots of flannel for effect. Whatever. My apologies to offended New Hampsherites, but in 2012 I say you should pound salt and to hell with your privileged status within our electoral process.