According to A.P., former President Bill Clinton’s mythic political skills face a major test when he takes the rostrum at the Democratic convention tonight, looking past his disappointment — some say anger — to speak in support of Barack Obama, the man who ended Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House.
Hillary Clinton passed the same test last night with a soaring rhetorical paean to her own historic run to be America’s first woman commander in chief and a convincing call for her still-angry backers to unify behind Obama, whose victory would make him the first black U.S. president.
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She was the First Lady, but, in my opinion, she won’t be the first lady president. But this is more than political analysis. This column is about reputation analysis. To be direct, Hillary Clinton has an ego problem! She believes she has earned the opportunity to be president. Hillary believes she is ENTITLED to be president now! Like a spoiled child high on sugar and filled with too much self-love from an out-of-touch parent (Bill’s role), Hillary needs to come down to earth. She can’t win and in my opinion, she gave the presidency to Senator John McCain by staying in the race this long. She’s raised the issue of race inappropriately at least a few times in her campaign. In fact, some in New York are calling her the “white” Al Sharpton for her race baiting techniques to gain more white voters.
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