Thursday, February 21, 2008

Walking a fine line....

Elected officials, including presidents, have to walk a fine line at times -- and no one is walking a finer line right now than Hillary Clinton. She's lost 10 straight primary and caucus contests to Barack Obama and the betting is that if she loses either Texas or Ohio on March 4, it's all over.

Tonight Clinton and Obama square off in a debate in Texas. It will be televised on CNN. And it ought to be a beauty.

Clinton desperately needs to score a victory. The question is how? Does she come up guns ablazing against her rival, or does she assume the appearence of a calm, cool leader under pressure?

I think it's fair to say a lot of folks are taking a closer look at her now, some wondering what happened and others wondering what she'll do next. How well she performs tonight will pretty much tell us whether she has any chance left to right a sinking ship.


Blogger wtfdnucsailor said...

Ray - Hillary is in a no win situation. Obama's teflon coating is almost as good as Ronald Reagan's was in the eighties. If the Clinton campaign can pull out Ohio and Texas, she will really deserve the nomination.
Different subject - I posted a thread on the Norwich Bulletin Editorial on young people moving out of state at CTLOCAL POLITICS. It has engendered quite a discussion if you are interested.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Ray Hackett said...

I went over to CTLocal Politics and read the comments. It is a huge problem that no one wants to really address. I had Pete Gioia, the economist from CBIA, in for an editorial board meeting today and we talked about it and what needs to be done. Businesses need to really press the issue with lawmakers.

Sadly, it's going to take a major employer in legislators' districts to pack up and leave before lawmakers get it.

4:53 PM  
Blogger mlnmatt said...

11 in a row -- news came in today that Obama won the weeklong Democrats Abroad primary (expats and a good number of enlisted men and women serving internationally) -- 66 to 33%.

6:50 PM  

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