Monday, January 7, 2008

Losing Her Mind

No, this isn't a post about Hillary's tearful breakdown today, for which I actually have some sympathy. It's about this - her self-comparison with Margaret Thatcher. While Sully is rightfully offended that Hillary of all people would so horribly demean the Iron Lady's conservative rep, the comparison is just bizarre. The last few days and weeks, Hillary has been trying to run to Obama's right, despite the reservations of much of her base that Obama is not really a Progressive. By running to Obama's right, she's giving that base plenty of reason to abandon her for Obama.

What makes this even more bizarre is that it increasingly seems that her last bastion of passionate support comes from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. Obviously, Lady Thatcher is hardly a hero to that segment of the American population. It's starting to get to the point where you wonder if Hillary really wants to stay in the race anymore. She seems to be trying the Romney approach of being all things to all people; but just like Romney, she winds up alienating most of the people who would have supported her in the first place.

In all seriousness- after tomorrow's results, I hope Hillary takes a couple of days off. Right now she seems to be doing more harm than good to her cause on the campaign trail anyways. A couple of days' rest may very well be the best thing she can do to regain her nerve and try to salvage her campaign.