2008 Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama. The Difference.
posted by October 29 at 17:42 PMon
In his post about Obama’s Donnie McClurkin f-up, Eli asks:
“Why should these people [liberal voters] now believe that Obama’s tough enough to successfully take on Clinton? More importantly: Why should they believe he’s any different than Clinton?”
Part of the reason they should now know Obama is different than Clinton is because Obama was disorganized enough to let this whole thing happen. Clinton’s campaign organization is tight, and would have vetted and calibrated this whole thing out before it blew up; and they would have put the kibosh on it before it ever got started. What were Obama’s people even thinking? My guess is: They weren’t.
As I pointed out when Clinton made up for months of limp campaigning in Washington State with one simple, strategic swoop (speaking at the Maggie Awards), the thing that makes Clinton so formidable is her campaign organization—emphasis on organization.
I think part of the answer to the question probably isn’t what Obama supporters want to hear, but it’s this: Obama’s different than Clinton in a bad way. He’s not as competent a campaigner.
This McClurkin mess shouldn’t have gotten this far.