'Hillary Clinton needs a Sister Souljah moment' -- for Bill
Mitt spent $35 million
of his own money on the campaign as of the end of the year -- and he's authorized another 'seven figure'
ad buy for next Tuesday. I'm figuring he'll have dropped at least $60 million by the time it's over. ... So Mitt is accusing McCain of 'Nixonian' tactics. Wonder how Hugh Hewitt
, a former Nixonite
and big Romney cheerleader, feels about that. He'll never honestly say. He's too much of a hack. ... Hewitt, Sean Hannity and now Ann Coulter are lining up against McCain. The three blowhards of the airwaves. That's your Republican Party, dear Republicans. ... Ann says Hillary is 'more conservative' than McCain and she plans to 'campaign' for Hillary. Really. She said it.
... Speaking of Hillary, Brighton Reader has some free advice (sort of along the lines of showing her emotional human side):
Back in the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton denounced black hip hop performer Sister Souljah for remarks that were widely deemed as racist against whites. It got him some criticism from African-American leaders like Jesse Jackson, but served to make the point that he was a centrist Democrat who could stand up to special interests.
Hillary Clinton needs a Sister Souljah moment. The conundrum she faces is that it involves her husband. Now, the clearest way would be a divorce, but that doesn't seem to be an option. Somehow, at some point, she needs to put some distance between them. Not on policy, but appearances. She needs to make the point that she understands people don't want a sequel to the drama of the 1990's. She makes the case that she has learned from her mistakes on health care. Similarly, she needs to demonstrate that a potential Hillary Rodham White House would have a different zeitgeist than William Jefferson's. ...
I can just picture it now: After a few days of practice, Hillary delivers a calculated but not overly damaging criticism of her husband. The press scurries over to Bill for a reaction. He bites his lip and lowers his head and mutters something about how he's sorry and was just trying to help his wife. ... Actually, she didn't come across that bad last night, according to Dan
. ... Once again, I didn't see the debate. I was on Republican Suicide Watch over at Fox. ...Update
-- Via Jon
, the latest Rasmussen poll
shows Mitt crunching McCain in Massachusetts. ...