watched the debate last night, the same way we did last time, since we have no cable tv.
like last time, i liked hillary. she’s intelligent, measured, informed, and projects enthusiasm, power, and competence.
problem for her is, so does obama. two great candidates. and what i’m reminded of is the cycle i went through after the last debate — she impressed me then as well.
and then her campaign kicked in, with all her (to plagiarize a phrase) silly politics. obama plagiarized his speeches, and his wife michelle doesn’t love america, and we’re going to steal his pledged delegates, and what not.
i liked her a lot after the last debate, and then she (or more accurately, her minions) completely turned me off. if she can’t control her message and campaign in a disciplined and effective manner, why should i believe that her governance will be any better?
ready on day one, indeed. she’s not even ready now to run an organized campaign, after two years of running for this office.
it’s too bad that the discourse of her campaign doesn’t match the level of her personal discourse.