Monday, February 4, 2008

It worked in New Hampshire


It seems clear that John McCain is going to win the Republican nomination, probably tomorrow.

The Democratic nomination is not as easy to call. What does seem to be happening is a huge surge for Barack Obama. The latest polls have him in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton, the "establishment" candidate for the dems. I'm sticking with Obama to win the nomination, although it might take more than Super Tuesday to lock it up. We'll see.

Did you see Hillary's latest waterworks gimmick in Connecticut today? I know, I sound cynical, but this second timely display of tears on the campaign trail is pretty hard to believe. For the past 16 years she has been in the public eye and I don't recall ever seeing her cry. Then, in New Hampshire a couple weeks ago, feeling beat up and like she was about to lose that state's primary, bang! she's sniffling and showing how soft she is. Now, today, with a similar feeling of desperation as Obama seems to have the momentum, she pulls out the onion and bang- she's sniffling again for all the nation to see. Listen, the Clintons are skilled interpretors of the polls and the best campaigners this country has ever seen. They know what it takes to win, nothing is done with out calculation.

Hey, it worked in New Hampshire.

8 comments:

malcolm said...

Male candidates have shed tears in the past. What I think is a shame is the fact that male candidates don't get asked questions like Hillary got asked in Iowa. C'mon, the question from the reporter was basically "how do you do it and how do you put up with all this crap?" Why should she be asked that kind of question? Would you even think of asking Johnny Mac that same question? It's a double standard.

Rick Calohan said...

The new Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign Song

Don't Cry For Me America

It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I've done

You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun

So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to

[Chorus:]

Don't cry for me America
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don't cry for me America

[chorus]

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true

tom kessler said...

I told her to use a piece of onion that I cut up the other day for my chili - look carefully between her fingers. It sure started to tear me up. I heard a saying – fake it til you make it. It appears to be working well for her.

Mark Davis said...

If she's faking, she has to be using method acting, you know, thinking about something sad to make your acting seem real. Here are my top ten guesses at what she is thinking to make herself cry:

10. Whitewater
9. That tragic fire at the Rose law firm
8. Monica Lewinski
7. Universal Health Care Part 1
6. Paula Jones
5. Linda Tripp
4. Monica Lewinski
3. Vince Foster
2. Bill Clinton
1. Monica Lewinski

AJF said...

you dudes are rough...

Frontier Forest said...

Come on Rick, I know you are quite articulate but is that one an original? And shouldn't it be sung by the tune of the Ole’ Clinton ideal 96 campaign song of from Fleetwood Mac, “Don’t Stop!”

Rick Calohan said...

Sorry Woodster, but even a Genius such as I have our off moments. Besides after dealing with my Arminian Dispensational Free Willie Cousin and his gang, compiling Yankee-Red Sox stats, and did not want to ruin Smokey Robinson’s Tracks of My Tears song, I thought this was a good enough. So allow me a second submission.

The new Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign Song (TAKE 2)

Don't Cry For Me America

It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your vote after all that I've done

You won't believe me
All you will see is a first lady you once knew
Although she's dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun

So I chose the Senate
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to

[Chorus:]

Don't cry for me America
The truth is I never left you
All through Bill’s wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

They are the presidency
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you vote for me

Don't cry for me America

[chorus]

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true

Oh well Rome was not built in a day.

Rick Calohan said...

OK Woodster, how about these clasics?

Crying by Roy Oberson

I was all right for a while, I could smile for a while
But I saw the polls last night, you voted for Obama alright
As you stopped to say "Hello"
Aww you wished me well, you couldn't tell

That I'd been cry-i-i-i-ng over you, cry-i-i-i-ng over you
Then you said "so long". left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying, crying cry-i-ing
It's hard to understand but the vote for Obama
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you but it's tru-ue, so true
I love you even more than I did before but America what can I do-o-o-o
For you don't love me and I'll always be

Cry-i-i-i-ng over you, cry-i-i-i-ng over you
Yes, now you're gone and from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying, crying, cry-i-i-ing
Yeah crying, crying, o-o-o-o-ver you


Crying in the Primary by Elvis

You saw me crying in the New Hampshire.
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
Now I am happy with the vote

Just a plain and simple primary
Where humble people go to vote
I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I've searched and I've searched
But I couldn't find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Now I'm happy in the primaries
Where people are of one accord
Yes,We gather in the primaries
Just to sing and praise my name.

Ev'ry voter looks for something
That will put his heart at ease
There is only one true answer
He must get down and vote for me.

Meet your neighbor at the primary
Join with him in tears of joy
You'll know the meaning of contentment
Then you'll be happy with the vote.

You'll search and you'll search
But you'll never find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Take your troubles to the voters
Get down on your knees and pray
And Your burdens will be lighter
And you'll surely find I am the way


Crying in the Campaign by the Everly Brothers

I'll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride and I know how to hide
All my sorrow and pain
I'll do my crying in the campaign

If I wait for cloudy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know that I still love you so
Though the heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the campaign

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never wash away my misery
But since we're not together
I look for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see

Some day when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool but till then darling you'll
Never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the campaign

Don’t Stop Thinking About Obama by Fleetwood Mac

If you wake up and dont want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
Youll see things in a different way.

Dont stop, thinking about Obama,
Dont stop, he’ll soon be here,
He’ll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone.

Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that youve done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what Obama will do.

Dont stop, thinking about Obama,
Dont stop, he’ll soon be here,
He’ll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone.

All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you dont believe that its true,
I never meant any harm to you.

Dont stop, thinking about Obama,
Dont stop, he’ll soon be here,
He’ll be, better than before,
Yesterdays gone, yesterdays gone.

Dont you look black,
Dont you look black.