You know, I did not care for how she ran her presidential campaign and therefore I ultimately didn’t vote for her, but I really love me some Hillary Clinton, who had this to say during her trip to Congo:
My husband is not secretary of state, I am.
While the whole exchange seems to have been a misunderstanding due to things not quite translating, and even though the whole article basically goes on and on about what an uptight bitch the Secretary of State is, I still heartily applause her handling of the matter.
Nate Silver has a piece up about what the 2008 presidential campaign might have looked like with Hillary atop the Democratic ticket. I agree that it’s “doubtful” Hillary would have been able to put together the field and fundraising operation that were in large part responsible for Obama’s success. The hypothetical back-and-forth is still worth a look though, I suppose.
Kentucky seems to love her. Here are her thoughts on the debate:
“Tonight Barack Obama displayed beyond a doubt that he understands both the gravity of the financial crisis facing America, and the challenges we face in Iraq and around the world. Senator McCain offered only more of the same failed policies of the Bush Administration. America deserves better.
“I stood next to Barack Obama in 22 debates and tonight epitomized why millions are joining me in standing with him and working hard to ensure he is the next President of the United States.”
Selecting Sarah Palin, who was touted all summer by Rush Limbaugh, is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters. Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton. Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and a platform that opposes pretty much everything Clinton’s candidacy stood for — and that Barack Obama’s still does. To vote in protest for McCain/Palin would be like saying, “Somebody stole my shoes, so I’ll amputate my legs.”