Have you been keeping up with the recent Democrat Presidential Nominee debates? I gotta tell you that last night’s MSNBC debate left me a bit puzzled.
After the debate in Texas where Sen. Clinton somewhat delicately acknowledged that she felt it such an honor to be on the same stage as Barack Obama and then in the span of 48 hrs Sen Clinton was spinning on a top raving with Obama flyer in hand challenging Obama to an all holds barred World Wrestling Federation Debate I thought, “There will be blood!” See here:
“So shame on you Barack Obama. It is time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public. That is what I expect from you. Meet me in Ohio . Let's have a debate about your tactics and your behavior in this campaign.”
“These attacks on what we tried to do the last time we went after universal health care is the worst kind of politics. Number one, it is wrong and untrue and number two it is exactly the talking points the health insurance industry used on a daily basis. Sen. Obama knows that it is not true that my plan forces people to buy insurance even if they cant afford it.”
“Time and time again you hear one thing in speeches and then you see a campaign that has the worst kind of tactics reminiscent of the same sort of Republican attacks on Democrats. Well I am here to say that it is not only wrong but it is undermining core Democratic principles.”
Blood? I viewed in and saw nothing of the kind. Oh they had their little lover spats over Health care and NAFTA but judging the way Hillary had called out Obama you would have thought that there was going to be some major Obama butt kicking going on. Instead we got the same tepid pattycake, tag you’re it, “that’s not what I said… Did too!” That we’ve always been getting.
But I must confess that recent events got me to wondering how can someone go from cordially gracious, to meet me Ohio for a fight and then placidly calm and seemingly rational in a 48 hr. span?
Then it occurred to me that what we are witnessing is Multiple Personality Disorder. MPD often occurs in the candidate of inevitability when she is losing her bid for the Presidency and is listening to a multitude of consultant’s advice on how best to present herself to the American people.
Be more tough, be more gentle, cry a little, etc. so you never know which personality that is going to show up when that candidate decides to present the face that this or that block of the constituency wants to see.
We have seen Sen. Clinton morph and transform into characters reminiscent of the movies “Sybil”, “The Three faces of Eve” to “Me, Myself & Irene” and frankly it’s scary.
There were no substantive or new developments in last nights debates other than the Tim Russert’s Louis Farrankan Obama got cha question and Sen. Clinton ever evolving change of character.
Sen. Clinton’s husband the former President, Bill Clinton offered this, “I can't make her younger, taller and male!”
Which is all true but it’s not for a want of trying!