Nice Commercial and the Clinton Conundrum

This commercial spot is really good. It hits McCain hard but with charm and humor intact. This is the balance I hope the Obama-Biden campaign maintains throughout.

Meanwhile, in the “I Said Niggardly” department:

A black delegate for Hillary Rodham Clinton says she was called an “Uncle Tom” by Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, one of Barack Obama’s political mentors.

Chicago political consultant Delmarie Cobb says Jones made the remarks Saturday night while discussing her support for Clinton. She called the remark “fighting words” and unacceptable.

Jones, who also is black, said Monday that he never uttered the slur. He says he referred to Cobb and other Clinton supporters as “doubting Thomases.”

Actually, what Jones said was “Look. There’s Clarence Thomas.” I’d be offended, too.

Speaking of the Clintons, I can’t get a feel yet for if the Hillary folks are going to take it easy or if they plan on making some hay and continue the degrading process of thorougly poop-washing the Clinton legacy. Mrs. Clinton spoke about unity at the DNC today. But it is being reported that her husband expects a rusty trombone and a foot rub from Barack Obama. According to Howie Wolfson:

He feels like the Obama campaign ran against and systematically dismissed his administration’s accomplishments. And he feels like he was painted as a racist during the primary process.

“Senator Obama would go a long way towards healing these wounds if he were to specifically praise the accomplishments of the Clinton presidency in a line or two during his speech on Thursday” and “he could thank President Clinton for all of the work he did throughout his life to bridge the divides in our country.”

Also, there are reports that Bill is not happy with his convention assignment.

The former president is disappointed, associates said, because he is eager to speak about the economy and more broadly about Democratic ideas—emphasizing the contrast between the Bush years and his own record in the 1990s.

This is an especially sore point for Bill Clinton, people close to him say, because among many grievances he has about the campaign Obama waged against his wife is a belief that the candidate poor-mouthed the political and policy successes of his two terms.

Hillary and her supporters keep talking about how incredibly behind the presumptive nominee they are. But I wonder if she isn’t gonna pull an upper decker on this convention. I say stop those people at the Colorado border and turn them away. And I ain’t the only one sayin’ so.

One thought on “Nice Commercial and the Clinton Conundrum”

  1. There were apparently two witnesses who heard Jones make the remark, although they claim it was said in jest. Joke or not, it was in poor taste.

    It’s sad how Bill Clinton continues to tarnish his legacy by being such a whiny baby. That he was speaking on the second night of the convention demonstrates how Obama holds him in high regard, yet he still finds reason to complain.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. And your graphic of Ronald Reagan repeatedly hitting his head makes me chuckle.

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