Here's a fact: Hillary's tears were choreographed. You may not know that, but I do. That's because A) she's never come close to crying before, and B) She's acutely aware of what happened when Muskie cried.
Now I know what many of you are thinking – "I didn't know fish could cry?!?"
Oh yes, if it's a liberal fish.
No but seriously, it's : "Ted, wouldn't that be a reason to suck it up at all cost?"
Yes… if she were a Muskie – not the fish, the Kerry precursor.
See, nothing happens by accident with the Clintons and Hillary was desperate. A man in tears looks weak, but we never had a viable female candidate before, so no one knows what to expect – except Hillary, and she knows that a teary woman will appeal to other women – because it worked for Ellen! And it worked great for Hillary – this time. Which has to be the one and only time.
But it shouldn't be necessary again anyway.
Another reason you know it was scripted is, what was with the guy yelling "Iron my shirts?" I mean, who would have set that up but the Clinton campaign? Don't even try to say it was initiated by some right-wing group, that's absurd. Equally absurd is that someone from the Obama camp did it.
Of course it could just be a lone Hillary hater, but it would have to be a leftist lone Hillary hater, because it's not the right style.
Now the Obama campaign is on notice: be ready for anything. They were a bit naive, as is Obama himself. I saw him on Fox & Fiends today, and he was delightfully -aracial-.
That is to say, he appeared human and genuine. many of his proposals and pronouncements are awful, but one would hope that his team and the rigors of the campaign will set him straight should he be elected.
Don't get me wrong though, he would still be a terrible choice, but most because he would be a terrible risk and Bob McManus wrote a column today detailing that risk, but you don't have to read it, all you have to do is listen to Obama speak – lofty words that literally say nothing.
So now he's got his hands full, and it appears at this point in time that Hillary has the ability to muscle her way to the nomination – with muscle tears.
And I don't know about you, but I feel this was worth it just for that play on words?!? Hey, it's as least as meaningful as an Obama speech.
Another delightful aspect of the Clinton win is that pollsters were so amazingly wrong. can you remember the last time they were that far off? And you know they are frantic to find out why lest they be come to be regarded as unreliable.
Interestingly, last night, Michael Barone was in charge of calling the election for Fox, and at one point, Brit Hume questioned a bit after the race had been called for McCain, "We still have nothing on the Democrat side?"
Barone came back with, " Our models just aren't reflecting anything that's accurate enough to provide anything definitive."
Did that just trigger any thoughts for you? because I immediately thought about "global warming." here' we can't even get our model to reach a determination about facts and numbers and trends in which we've had many, many years of actual experience, the alarmists want us to accept "pseudodata?"
I'd sooner accept Hillary's tears.