Maybe I’ll Get Lucky
February 28, 2008
Hillary Clinton acts more like a desperate dateless girl in a pick-up bar than a Presidential candidate.
“I don’t know why all the guys are talking to that girl over there...I’ve got a cuter dimple than her...Maybe if I get another piercing or another tattoo or another hair color, maybe then, those jerks will notice me”
Of course...none of that nonsense will work.
Why don’t you try being yourself and see what happens?
Problem is...to be yourself, there has to be a self.
After Hillary got slammed in the Wisconsin primary, The Washington Post’s Dan Balz commented that, “Whatever the Clinton campaign thought would work has not worked”.
Balz continues that, “The carefully crafted phrases... The negative ads... did not work... Does she need to be more empathetic...Or more presidential?”
And, even though Hillary is supposedly running for President... She never engaged in a thoughtful discussion about the presidency.”
As Balz points out, the conundrum facing Hillary is that she, “...needs something more dramatic in terms of a midcourse correction as the two-week battle for Texas and Ohio begins. What might it be?”
So, after getting pummeled at the polls for not being herself, Hillary decided to show the electorate another three or four or five new Hillarys.
First we have the Kumbaya Hillary, “No matter what happens in this contest, I am honored to be here with Barack Obama”.
Then we have the angry Hillary, “Enough with the speeches and the big rallies and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Rove's playbook. Shame on you, Barack Obama.”
Then we have the mocking Hillary, “Now, I could stand up here and say, 'Let's just get everybody together. Let's get unified. The sky will open. The light will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing, and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect’”.
Then we have the delusional Hillary, “We’ve seen the tragic result of having a president who had neither the experience nor the wisdom to manage our foreign policy and safeguard our national security.” (Was she talking about that hillbilly ex-governor of Arkansas who was too busy with a White House intern to deal with bin Laden?)
And, as of one minute ago, there is the rerun of the victim Hillary, “Well, can I just point out that... I seem to get the first question all the time.” (Tim Russert later pointed out that even when Hillary is not asked the first question she usually jumps in to answer it anyways)
Before this election cycle is over, we will see a kaleidoscope of Hillarys or what will become known as “The Kitchen Sink Clinton”.
But, will the real Hillary please stand up.
If, like the Clintons, you have traveled through life on the glib pitch of a door-to-door salesman...it is easy be anything you are paid to be except yourself.
The Clintons have, and continue to, reduce American politics to a marketing campaign for bathroom tissue.
“You want softness? I’m the softest...You want lint-free? I’m that also...You want the most sheets per roll? I’ve got it...In fact, I’ll give you anything my marketing department thinks will get you to buy me.”
That’s fine for bathroom tissue but...not a President.
Being yourself takes the courage to look in the mirror and see what is actually there...not what you want to be there. If you don’t like what you see than change it...but don’t try lying to the mirror.
Unless you pass from reality, you and the mirror will always know what the truth is and that will make you uneasy in your skin.
And that is why Hillary is so...uneasy.
She is trying to be what she thinks the voters want her to be instead of just being herself.
What can be so unpleasing about the inner-Hillary that she constantly feels the need to mask her reality with the “kitchen sink” persona?