Wednesday, August 27, 2008
ALL ABOUT EVE...ahem...HILLARY & REAL UNITY
So I watched Hillary Clinton, give her speech last night. To her credit, she was the only speaker to breathe some life into this God awful convention. It's not just me, a conservative, who thinks so. The American people, liberal or conservative, do as well. Ratings for this week's coverage on ALL the networks have been abysmal.
I'm a movie buff and watching Slick Hilly last night, I couldn't help think of the 1950 film with Bettie Davis called "All About Eve". It's been a couple of years since I last saw it, so I went to Wikipedia to refresh my memory. I realized that, if you took the characters of Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter), replaced them with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, you see that life is really imitating art in this campaign.
So I did. Here's the switch:
Hillary Clinton is one of the biggest politicians in America. But despite her unmatched success, she is beginning to show her age. After a speech one night on the campaign trail, she encounters a young man named Barack Obama. He claims to be her biggest admirers from Chicago, but gradually, Obama shows that he is a scheming and duplicitous man who plans to take from Hillary everything she holds dear: her colleagues, voters and her political career and fame. Obama becomes a political star and is presented with the party's nomination.
I've obviously tailored other aspects of the plot description and if you want to see the real plot line just plug it into Wikipedia or just watch the movie. I suggest doing the latter if you have the time because they don't make movies like that anymore.
Last night, while party unity flowed from one side of Hilly's mouth, this was coming out of Billy's:
"Suppose you're a voter, and you've got candidate X and candidate Y. Candidate X agrees with you on everything, but you don't think that candidate can deliver on anything at all. Candidate Y you agree with on about half the issues, but he can deliver. Which candidate are you going to vote for?" He's also said he will not attend Obama's speech on Thursday.
Sounds like some jilted mofos. I'd like to channel the great Bette Davis when she said, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Or, for Obama and the DNC, a bumpy couple of months. It is clear, not from her miele-mouthed speech about health care and women's rights, but from the supporters in the audience who demonstrated to Obama and Howard Dean that, once again, they've made a grave mistake. Because, as a God fearing conservative and registered Republican, the one thing I feared more than God was Obama picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
All this talk about party unity from Hillary or the Lib-Dims is bullshit. It's clear that WE, the Republicans and conservatives, are the only ones who understand unity. Most of us didn't want John McCain as our nominee and fought against him, but now it is he and it is WE who understand the common goal that we are fighting for here. WE, the conservative republicans, understand the danger of an Obama presidency and refuse a man with no experience and with ties to terrorists and WE WILL GLADLY take a man with a robust resume who served his country.
No matter who John McCain picks as his VP this week, at least his will not be chosen for him by Russia. That's right. It is clear to me that Obama choose Biden because of the problems in Georgia (as I write this, Russians are threatening to roll into Poland) and Obama's obvious lack of foreign policy experience. However, his camp is wrong again. While Sloppy Joe has been a so called "expert" on foreign affairs by the MSN, in reality, he's often been wrong on most of his foreign policy decisions.
And so what if McCain picks Mitt Romney? Who cares? So what if they had a tumultuous campaign against each other? At least Romney, or any other Republican candidates for that matter, never, EVER said that John McCain wasn't ready to lead and unfit for command. Biden has of Obama. Hillary stated it as well.
If John McCain was watching Hillary last night, as I'm sure he was, he will have a tough decision to either stick with the person who he's had his mind on all this time or, pick a female wild card to tap into the menopause vote.
If he does, it's clear to me that it will be "cha ching" for Yoda in November.
We'll have to wait and see.