Tuesday, March 04, 2008

McCain/Clinton '08?

Last night, Hillary tested my patience yet again. Calling herself and McCain experienced while Obama just gives speeches, that was unconscionable.

From CBSNews:

FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- Hillary Clinton told reporters that both she and the presumptive Republican nominee John McCain offer the experience to be ready to tackle any crisis facing the country under their watch, but Barack Obama simply offers more rhetoric. “I think you'll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say,” she said. “He’s never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002.” Clinton was referring to Obama’s anti-war speech he delivered in Chicago before entering the United States Senate.

Experience? Experience?!?!? Experience to do what Senator Clinton? To help lead us into a war? To be played like a fool by George Bush in 2003 when you believed his faulty intelligence? To be the #2 recipient of health care lobbyist money in the country?

So what does all of this experience do in event of that 3 AM phone call she tried to scare us all with?

Criticism has been leveled towards Clinton as well, though, especially her claim that she is ready to be the commander-in-chief on "day one." When asked at the press conference if she could name a particular instance in her past that equips her to deal with a national security crisis, Clinton balked, saying, “Well, I was involved in a lot of the decisions that were made. Again, you are looking at it from the wrong perspective,” Clinton said. “You know, no one who hasn’t been president has done that, so that’s not the right question. The question is, what have you done over the course of that lifetime to equip you for that moment?”

You want to talk about rhetoric? Now that would be a clear-cut case of empty rhetoric. It is about judgment Senator Clinton, and that is something you have shown that you lack, whether it comes to campaigning etiquette or policy decision. To talk so highly of Senator McCain while trashing your fellow Democratic candidate is horrific, and a travesty to watch. Hopefully the voters will come through today for the party's sake.