Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Obama blows it

I just do not get the strategy here. Obama has is surrogate asking why Hillary did not cry during Katrina.

Voter's don't want a President who goes weepy in response to events like Katrina. They want the President to care deeply but be capable of holding it all together.

This now gives Clinton an opportunity to come back and point out that the appropriate response to the Bush administration efforts during Katrina would be anger, outrage and not that on the whole she is greatly relieved that her response is not being shown continuously on cable news.

The tears are certainly powerful for Clinton, so why do Obama's advisers want to remind everyone about them for a second news cycle? Ignore it and hope it dies.

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