After a campaign of tears and triumphs, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama prepare to go head to head in what could be the fight for Clintons political life. Tomorrow Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont voters will go to the polls and decide which candidate they wish to see take on John McCain in November. As many readers will be aware I make no secret of my distaste for Barack Obama and my admiration for Hillary Clinton. I believe whilst he is a great orator he lacks substance and his speeches smack of spin. Politics frankly has too many spinsters, Clinton offers solutions and is undoubtedly the more experienced of the two and thus best qualified to lead the most powerful nation on earth.
My admiration of Clinton has increased still further in recent weeks as she struggles to battle against a hostile and clearly partial press. Obama by contrast has had an easy ride. Had he got to the position he is in now by the sweat of his brow and the courage of his conviction alone then I would be more inclined to support him. However his support is the result of nothing more than a calculated campaign orchastrated by members of the media to smear and discredit Hillary Clinton. Therefore Clintons experience, whilst her greatest asset, has become her greatest liability. However I do not condone the suggestion that the Clinton campaign used smear tactics against Barack Obama, however in a curious way I understand why she did it. She has her back against the wall, she is fighting a strong oponent whose strength has been facilitated by a partial press. Furthermore Barack Obama’s campaign has engaged in similar tactics regarding Clintons healthcare plan. However much of the Obama camps indiscretions have been overlooked by the media.
Regardless should Clinton go out tomorrow I hope she does so with dignity. However I believe it will be a crying shame as I do not feel, as I mentioned previously, that Obama has a hope in hells chance of winning the Presidency and the Democrats will have given John McCain the election. Winning the Democrat nomination is one thing, winning the White House is quite another.