Most Interesting Time
"Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done."So said Hillary Clinton on the eve of the 2008 New Hampshire primary.
This and her husband's "fairy tale" comment--which he applied only to Obama's stance against the war, he claims--have seemed to get the Clinton's into hot water with some in the black-American community. How fair it is, who can say. We all know how volatile race relations can be in this country.
On thing seems clear: through mistatement or outright gaffe, the Clinton's will keep generating messages until they get one that will cut through their opponent like a knife. Mike Huckabee, who says he's fought the Clinton Machine every time he ran for office in Arkansas, describes it as a sausage grinder.
As any Republican political consultant will tell you: don't underestimate the Clintons. Never thinking Bill quite as "brilliant" as everyone always said he was, I can see now how adept he is at finding the right way to frame the question and state his case.
If they do end up in the White House as a couple again, we are in for a most interesting time.
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