Clinton Strategy-Marginalize Obama-Recipe For Victory?

Senator Hllary Clinton and her mate, former president Bill Clinton, undoubtedly have a strategy of seeking to transform Barack Obama into a “black candidate” and in the process endeavor to ruin his run for the presidential nomination. Obama gained a victory in South Carolina but it came mainly through efforts of black voters, he only obtained abou 20% of his vote from white South Carolinians. On the other hand, Senator Clinton was not an overwhelming favorite of white males, an issue that continues to haunt her quest for victory in the primaries. There is a broader issue for the Clintons–is a strategy based on creating racial tensions one that befits the American people? Will Americans grow weary of the Clintons for their divisiveness? Will the strategy backfire in the coming election if Hillary Clinton gains the nomination but so angers black Americans voters and liberals they vote with their feet by not showing up in November to cast ballots?

It increasingly is becoming evident Senator Clinton will go to any length in her quest to come across as “tough” even if it results in defeat for her party in November. She has put aside what is important for the nation because of what is important for herself-winning a nomination. What price salvation, Senator Clinton? Is it worth it to obtain a nomination but in the process lose your soul?

  • journeyer58

    I am a white male progressive, who now goes on record, I, would have voted for Dennis J. Kucinich, but as he has withdrawn from the race for the nomination to be the Democratic presidential candidate, will not stand for the divisive and party-wrenching tactics of Hillary and Bill Clinton. It is my determination, that I, will vote for Sen. Barack H. Obama, (D) Illinois. In my view he represents the best that the Democratic party has to offer in the way of a Presidential candidate. In no way, shape or form, does Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, (D) New York, represent the ideals and progressive thinking that have made the Democratic party, the party of the people. She, Hillary R. Clinton, has used and abused the people of the Democratic Party for the sole purpose of gaining power and using that power for self-aggrandizement. I can, in no good conscience, vote for a person, whom I think, that could care less about the people of the working and poor classes, such as Hillary. Barack Obama, is in my considered opinion the candidate that will unite the Democratic Party and win the presidency for the people of the US and do away with the policies of presuming the people of the US, GUILTY, of whatever crime happens to the be the flavor of the day. All this, without the benefit of counsel, the right of facing one’s accusers and many others that Duhhhhhbya has done away with by “presidential signing statements,” but in actuality is nothing more than governing by fiat. Barack Obama has my vote and I will work for him as I consider him the best candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

  • Fred Stopsky

    I agree with your analysis. I wish Hillary Clinton could behave “presidentially.”

  • Victoria John

    Three candidates were asked to convey
    their greatest faults and they answered as follows:
    “Obama answered first saying he has a messy desk and needs help managing paperwork. John Edwards said his biggest weakness is that he has a powerful response to seeing pain in others, and Clinton said she gets impatient to bring change to America.”

    Did I hear that right? Obama is disorganized and can’t manage his paperwork, Clinton is impatient and Edwards is compassionate?

    The American people keep saying they want economic justice, equality, alternative energy, universal access to health care etc. and continue to ignore the one candidate who has introduced and maintained each of these issues in the campaign. This being the same candidate who also has more political experience than Clinton or Obama.

    While Clinton and Obama court race and gender, John Edwards has made no attempt to capitalize on the fact that he is a Seneca Native American, although I wish he would.

    Thus far, this presidential popularity race has proven that with enough advertising dollars, at least in the US, you can “spin” straw into gold? In other words, anyone can buy the office of “President of the United States.”

    Who owns who? Look at who is raking in the cash from lobbyists, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies etc., all the while stating that they are advocating for the common person in standing up to them:

    Please take a moment to read Martin Luther King, III’s letter to John Edwards. The dream lives on:

    Obviously, I’m voting for Edwards, but I’ve come to just shake my head at people like “journeyer58″ in anticipation of their future outrage and disappointment.

  • Fred Stopsky

    I admire John Edwards. The reality of any American nomination race in our history is the lack of concrete ideas offered by anyone. John Kennedy charged Republicans with falling behind the Russians in missiles even though he knew we had 2,000 to their 50. The real question is what happens when the individual becomes president. Harry Truman was an ordinary man who became a great president. Does Obama have that potential?

  • Victoria John

    There is nothing ordinary about Barrack Hussein Obama; who is from Hawaii and not Chicago by the way. He is a son and puppet of the powers already in place. He is playing the role of an ordinary man; so that ordinary people will identify with him.
    I am a woman who has dealt with the patriarchal nature of our society, like Hillary Clinton. I am a descendant of
    American Indians familiar with their culture and the obstacles they face, like John Edwards. Like Mr. Obama I am also descended from a Hussein; so while the Obama campaign does not like that name to be used..too bad. For the sake of my own adult children, my allegiance to the cause of liberty espoused by the founders of this country compels me to make an effort, however meek, to point out that Mr. Obama does not have the experience, the skill or the freedom from interference to become a great president, only another infamous one. I fear that his election will be a great setback to this country and to the equal-rights movement. The only concrete proposals for how to pay for the campaign promises made in this election have also come fromMr. Edwards.

  • Fred Stopsky

    I am lost how Obama will damage the equal rights movement.