"If she wins Texas and Ohio I think she will be the nominee. If you don't deliver for her, I don't think she can be. It's all on you,"—Bill Clinton in Texas
It happened just before daybreak on the morning of March 6, 1836 as Mexican soldiers advanced on Misión San Antonio de Valero.
You undoubtedly know the mission as the Alamo where Texans famously took a last stand against General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican army.
William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, David Crockett will long be associated with that heroic struggle against impossible odds.
On Tuesday March 4, 2008 today in Texas Sen. Hillary Clinton is said to be face with her last stand. According to everyone including the former president Bill Clinton if Senator Clinton doesn’t win Texas the end of her campaign would be inevitable.
It’s ironic but not impossible to understand how a media made candidate of politically correct inevitability suddenly lost her luster after she was exposed to harsh light of reality.
Sure the fairly tale of the first woman candidate for the presidency is a good storyline but in reality Sen. Clinton is not the first woman to run for the office so the liberal doctors of spin remade her into the first viable woman to be a candidate for the presidency which immediately denigrates all of the 32 or so other women that ran for president before her.
But denigrating is not something new to Sen. Clinton she has made a career of denigrating people explicitly and especially George W. Bush, Republicans, The vast rightwing conspiracy, women who had affairs with Bill Clinton and now her Democrat opponent Barack Obama. She has denigrated one and all.
It's Sen. Obama's turn and Sen. Clinton claims that Sen. Obama, who is reported to have the most liberal record in the Senate, has campaigned against her by playing right out of the Karl Rove’s Republican political play book, also she has intimated that Sen. Obama gives aid and abets the vast rightwing conservative movement, which by the way is out to get Sen. Clinton and her husband the former president.
When Sen. Clinton cares to denigrate the most she will normally use that fowl 10 letter word, R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N. Now that is not only politically paranoid but divisive and wrong! Wrong because what this country needs at this time is someone to bring us together not someone who insists on continuing to stab at the unhealed wounds of the 60's,70's,80's and 90's.
All of which begs the question, why would women chose this hyper-Partisan and obviously under qualified political opportunist to pin their hopes and aspirations on, desperation? Do women really think that there will never be a qualified woman to lead this nation ever, so they'll just settle for anything or anyone?
Even the equally hyper-Partisan Liberal commentator Eleanor Clift who never sees anything objectively regarding Republicans demonstrated a rare truthful moment when assessing the Clinton campaign in her piece Day of Reckoning:
The much vaunted Clinton campaign operation, billed as the biggest, baddest game in town, had no post-Super Tuesday strategy because its leaders apparently didn't think one was needed. Whether that's due to arrogance or ignorance, it's the campaign equivalent of what President Bush did in invading Iraq without a post-Saddam plan.
The primaries are in a very true sense a practice run for the White House, and if you emerge with high marks, as Obama has, it's a pretty clear statement of the kind of government you would run. Obama has shown a steadiness in demeanor and message. Clinton has blown through $120 million dollars, and her persona is more confused than ever.
A USA Today cartoon captures the shifting moods with a political weather map and a "Five-day Hillary Forecast: Monday…Friendly; Tuesday…On the attack; Wednesday…Complimentary; Thursday…Hostile; Friday…Conciliatory."—Eleanor Clift
If hyper-Partisans like Clift are now fault finding, the Clinton campaign may well be in its last throes.
Or take Emma Brockes’ assessments of Senator Clinton’s misfortunes:
There are purely practical reasons why she is behind - lack of organisation after super-Tuesday, money shortages, the complacency of the campaign in its early stages - but it's the cultural reasons that really get people going. "Regardless of what she does, it's portrayed as calculated, contrived," says Sue Carroll, a senior scholar at the Centre For American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.-- Emma Brockes
Oh so now even the Libs are seeing what I warned about in September 2007 when I cautioned that Hillary Clinton was the Darth Vader of the Clinton administration. A cold calculating political manipulator that puts Dick Cheney to shame by far!
Oh yeah you’re being punked you gotta know that. When Hillary Clinton was in the Whitehouse she was to Bill Clinton what Dick Cheney is to George Bush. Hillary was the Darth Vader of the Clinton administration.
She was behind the destroyed Rose law billings, she was behind the travelgate firings, and she was behind filegate. All political scandals yet her role in them was always unclear. Ergo she was the Dick Cheney of the Clinton administration.
And the reason that you are so willing to let her back into the Whitehouse is that you’ve been duped, tricked, played, or punked by an elaborate roost which is only meant to confuse language and meaning so that the Clintons and the Democrats can get what they want. It’s really a work of diabolical beauty here’s how it works.—Alaphiah
If the people of Texas and Ohio really want change and are tired of the status quo today may be the end of the so called Bush Clinton dynasty of politics and the beginning of the 21st Century where we turn the page on the politics of personal destruction and hyper-partisanship.
Those things should be relegated to the Clinton library along with the hundreds of Sen. Clinton’s first lady documents that we will never get to see.
A loss in either Texas and/or Ohio may not be enough to put Sen. Clinton in the rearview mirror because of her stranglehold on Super delegates but a loss in either or both will go a long way in making her last stand inevitability undeniable at last.