A brief moment of sanity from the press:
Here’s a rule I would like every political reporter, campaign official, TV talking head, and politician in the United States to follow. Go ahead and say, if you like, that Hillary Clinton retains a serious chance of winning the Democratic nomination. If you say this, however, you must describe a set of circumstances whereby this could happen. Try not to make it sound like a fairy tale.
Read the whole things. Apparently there is a Joan Walsh piece floating around in which she states that the media was, at the beginning of the campaign, totally in the bag for Obama. I don’t think there is any denying that Obama received exceedlingly friendly coverage at the start of the campaign. However, if the past two months of endless loops of Rev. Wright and Hillary basically saying anything with no one questioning her bullshit has you still thinking that they are all in the bag, I don’t know what to say.
You know what I would pay to see- the next time Clinton starts yapping about the bullshit gas tax holiday, I would pay a reporter to ask her these questions:
“Where is the bill? When did you write it? What are the details? How much will it cost? When did you submit it to the Senate? When do you think it will be considered? Will it get passed?”
Hillary Clinton, Blue Collar Icon
Talk about a free ride- Hillary’s say anything tour the past few weeks has been nothing but a free ride, because even though there really is no realistic way for her to win, the press loves a horse race. Otherwise we would all be laughing at the Wellesley educated lawyer in this picture pretending to blue collar her way to another bowling alley, where she can knock back another whiskey and bitch with the patrons about the price of gas. I am half surprised she doesn’t have her aides calling her Norma Rae.
*** Update ***
Hillary Clinton has just started doing an Indiana town-hall meeting being broadcast on ABC, and George Stephanopoulos asked her a direct question:
Could she name a single economist who agrees with her support for the gas tax holiday?
Hillary sidestepped the question, and tried to use the complete dearth of expert support for the idea to her advantage, pointing to it as proof that she’s on the side of ordinary folks against “elite opinion” — a phrase she used twice.
“I think we’ve been for the last seven years seeing a tremendous amount of government power and elite opinion behind policies that haven’t worked well for hard working Americans,” she said.
A bit later she added: “It’s really odd to me that arguing to give relief to a vast majority of Americans creates this incredible pushback…Elite opinion is always on the side of doing things that don’t benefit” the vast majority of the American people.
So after she loses, how long before she pulls a full Lieberman and decides to get away from al lthe elitists on her side of the aisle?
*** Update ***
More collateral damage. Hillary has driven Steve Benen to madness.