“Was she right?”: New RNC ad hammers Obama with Hillary’s “experience” jab; Update: Hillary refuses to tell delegates to vote for Obama
posted at 1:15 pm on August 25, 2008 by Allahpundit
This is the one I had in mind in last night’s post; as it is, I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in the chute for tomorrow. She turned up at the New York delegation’s breakfast this morning and fired back with a feeble “I do not approve that message” joke, but the beauty of these ads is that pretty much no one — including her supporters — really believes that. The clips of Biden knocking Obama in the debates don’t have the same zing because he never had a chance to win, never displayed or has been rumored to display any animosity towards The One, and never, for all his ego, has been known for the sort of fanatic thwarted ambition that fuels Billary’s alleged resentment. Doubtless her speech tomorrow will convince some PUMAs to pull the lever for Obama, but there’s a distinct sense in the reporting on this that they’re doing it as a “favor” to her, because they know she has to play the good soldier, than out of any genuine persuasion. She’s not convincing anyone, in other words, she’s simply asking them to … “fall in line.” How many Hillary nuts will discern that her true heart’s desire lies elsewhere and act accordingly? Exit question: When do the first DNC ads using Romney soundbites against McCain start to roll?
Update: See what I mean? Awesome:
Speaking to reporters after her address to the New York delegation, Clinton offered delegates no instruction on how to cast their votes, Amie Parnes reports.
“I will be telling my delegates that I will vote for Barack Obama,” she said. “How they vote is a more personal decision. They want to have their chance to vote for me. That is what traditionally happens … some people are having to make up their minds because there are arguments pulling them both ways.”