Hillary Clinton–Loser? Sore Loser? Or Both?


By Gary A. Johnson

This past week has not been good for Hillary Clinton. Let’s recap. She made a statement that Obama cannot win the white vote in the general election. She had a double digit primary loss in North Carolina, a narrow victory in Indiana and more superdelegates shifted to Sen. Obama.

Barring an act of God or some catastrophe in the Obama camp, Sen. Hillary Clinton cannot win the democratic party’s nomination for president of the United States of America.

Sen. Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton and some of their supporters look like sore losers as they continue to “move the goal post” to define victory. Remember Bob Johnson’s negative remarks about Obama? How about Bill Clinton’s numerous comments that offended many black voters in South Carolina? Or Hillary’s insistence that the votes in Florida and Michigan be counted even though those primaries were held against Democratic Party rules. Rules that all of the candidates agreed to abide by last year.

Clearly a fighter and consummate campaigner, Sen. Clinton found her voice and her stride too late in the contest. The string of 11 primary loses forced her to used the now famous “kitchen sink” strategy. It was at this stage of the campaign that America saw yet another side of Hillary Clinton. No more tears. She was rough and tough. We saw Sen. Clinton drinking beer and chasing shots of hard liquor. In walks a gift-wrapped Rev. Jeremiah Wright and game on again for the Clintons. With a faint political pulse Clinton need to win North Carolina (or at least come close) and Indiana. She lost North Carolina by double-digits and barely won Indiana.

So here we are today—early May. Hillary Clinton does not have any of the 3 M’s (Math, Money and Momentum) to win the nomination. Obama’s delegate and superdelegate count is so high that all the big state victories she piled up can’t win her the nomination.

What does Hillary Clinton do now? What does Barack Obama do? Obama should do exactly what he’s doing now—focus on John McCain and allow the Clinton camp to implement an exit strategy that will allow her to close her campaign with dignity.

If Hillary Clinton wants to continue the contest, more power to her. I would advise the Clinton campaign to be aware of the consequences of such actions to her political reputation and the Democratic Party.

In my mind, her behavior over the past several days have seriously damaged her chances of being on the ticket as Vice President. I wouldn’t put her on the ticket. I don’t trust her. Yes, I said it. Hillary Clinton would not be my Vice President. I don’t believe that she is genetically capable of being Vice President Clinton to President Obama. That was a dream ticket two months ago. It is a train wreck today.

The Democratic Party needs to focus on unifying the party and get ready to battle the Republicans and John McCain.

What do you think?

Gary Johnson is the Founder & Publisher of Black Men In America.com a popular online magazine on the Internet and the Black Men In America.com Blog. Gary is also the author of the new book “25 Things That Really Matter In Life.”

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5 Responses to “Hillary Clinton–Loser? Sore Loser? Or Both?”

  1. Lets re-cap why Obama will lose;

    Barack Hussein Obama
    http://bhobama.blogspot.com/

  2. Gary, great points as usual.

    Winghunter, unfortunately we’ve always had elements that think like you; and probably always will.

  3. Winghunter, let me apologize if that commet was offensive.

  4. David H. Says:

    Gary,
    As a white male republican, I frankly believe that Clinton is untrustworthy, unattractive and unelectable. I crossed over in Texas and voted for Obama based on my disdain for Clinton. Although I will vote for McCain in November based on the fact he is more moderate, I personally admire Obama and believe he can bring a great sense of pride to the black community and perhaps serve as a role model to black men. He is certainly the more attractive candidate as compared to Clinton

  5. As a black male democrat, I too believe that Clinton is untrustworthy, unattractive and unelectable. However, I firmly do not believe that McCain is the more moderate candidate based on his and Clinton’s ability to constantly change the rules, in the middle of the game, simply to accomodate their own agenda. Obama has proven time and time again that he is the more ideal candidate based upon his platform of unity and change. Everyone else, including McCain and Clinton, have changed their platform slogans to mimick Obama’s intentions. Therefore, based on Mr. Obama’s unfailing consistency, I will definitely cast my vote for him in November. I just wish more people could view this election the objectivity it deserves.

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