In the end, the question of who Hillary is seems almost a bit anthropomorphic. Surely she has loved, laughed and suffered in the usual human ways, but what we are left with is a sleek, well-funded, power-seeking machine encased in a gleaming carapace of self-righteousness. She’s already enjoyed considerable power, both as a Senator and a “co-president,” and in the ways that counted, she blew it. What Americans need most, after fifteen years of presidential crimes high and low, is to wash their hands of all the sleaze, blood, and other bodily fluids, and find themselves a president who is neither a Clinton nor a Bush.
Barbara Ehrenreich, June 19, 2007
Obama, the political twin of Hillary Clinton and the corporate Democratic Leadership Council her husband helped found, is determined to liquidate Black politics as an independent force in the United States, having already proclaimed, “There is no Black America.”
Glen Ford, June 13, 2007
I’m hoping that this is a sign of strength, in that the Democrats and liberal/left press are feeling confident enough that they are willing to risk strong criticism. The Clintons, though, brought us “the end of welfare as we know it” and NAFTA and neither seemed to have given either a second thought.
O’Bama has an increasingly opportunistic ring to everything he does and he seems utterly disconnected from any constituency. Hillary seems like a seasoned New York politician, but is O’Bama really from Chicago? None of the candidates (except maybe Kucinich) ever mentions the last two stolen elections or the criminality of the White House. It doesn’t really make me feel confidence.