Has anyone but me noticed the identical differences of the two Democrat candidates for president? No, not Liberal or Conservative, all three current candidates are Liberals, but only two are Democrats. I mean the character, quality and history of the two Democrats left standing, Hillary and Barack.
Hillary seems to have the qualities that Barack needs, while Barack has qualities and personal resources Hillary desperately needs. This is one of those moments where the sum of the parts is less than they would be whole.
For instance the most apparent issue is Barack’s charisma. He has it, she doesn’t. Baggage, she has it like O‘Hare Airport, while his tender years have limited his gaffes to youthful indiscretions, poor choices of friends and a painful inattention to political history, geography and world affairs. Faking sincerity, he has mastered it, she is still practicing.
But it goes deeper. She has the experience of eight years in the White House and another term plus as a New York Senator, while he has been busy as a rising star in local and state politics in Illinois and a very short stint as U.S. Senator.
Barack has mastered the “Rock Star” version of Cool, where he says a lot of nothing in more words than most, but sounding so smooth, while Hillary, shackled with her record of obnoxious, abusive and condescending behavior, is busy reinventing her image.
He is swooning to throngs about hope and change, who are tired of the Washington Merry-G0-Round. She is cackling at staged rallies, to those who have no intention of voting for a black man and are ignoring that 50% of America absolutely would not vote for her, under any circumstances.
The only thing worse than millions of democrats crossing party lines to vote for McCain, if their candidate is not the nominee, is if Barack and Hillary ever get together on the same ticket, where all their identical differences will be there for all to see.
But hey, I could be wrong. The Dumbplumber