Hillary Clinton has lost her mind. During an evening rally in Montana’s largest city Tuesday night, she explained why she should be the Democratic Party’s nominee, but according to media reports, what ensued was a list of overstatements and exaggerations as she made her case. “You have to ask yourself, who is the stronger candidate? And based on every analysis, of every bit of research and every poll that has been taken and every state that a Democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall,” she said. Wait a minute, there’s a really big problem here. There are a number of polls that show Clinton in a close race with John McCain, many within the margin of error, not including a few that show Barack Obama beating McCain by a larger margin than Clinton.
Once again, Hillary Clinton stopped at nothing to make herself look good. The comment was intended to prove to voters that despite Obama’s popularity, she has what it takes to beat John McCain. Clinton said that voters have to ask themselves, “Who is the stronger candidate against John McCain? We have not gone through this exciting, unprecedented, historic election, only to lose,” she said. Helloo, girlfriend, news flash! You are losing! Clinton has been shamelessly grasping at almost anything to make her case to voters as the clock in the campaign winds down. Most recently Clinton compared the plight of Florida and Michigan voters to the struggles of the early suffragists and likened the primaries of those states to the fraudulent election that took place in Zimbabwe.
The fallout from the Zimbabwe comments have been largely ignored by the mainstream media. I guess people have started tuning her out, but it bears some commentary. The Zimbabwe Ambassador to the United States Machivenyika Mapuranga took offense to her comments. He said that Clinton’s comparison was made “out of ignorance or malice” and do not “tally with the facts.””There were four presidential candidates and none of them attained the requisite threshold of 50 percent plus one vote,” Mapuranga told Redding News Review. “The Electoral Act provides that in that event there must be a run-off between the two top candidates.” Clinton, who is hoping that the inclusion of vote counts from the Florida and Michigan primaries will help her win her party’s nomination, said last Wednesday that it is wrong when people go through the motions of an election only to have them discarded and disregarded, according to CBS News. “We’re seeing that right now in Zimbabwe,” she was reported to have told a crowd in South Florida. “Tragically, an election was held, the President [Mugabe] lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people,” she said.
“The 29th March 2008 election resulted in the ruling party (ZANU-PF) winning 97 seats, and the opposition party (MDC) winning 99 seats, as declared by the independent electoral commission,” Mapuranga said. “If Sen. Hillary Clinton was not aware of these facts, her ignorance can be excused considering the stressful situation she is in because of her faltering campaign; but if she was aware of the facts, we can only conclude that this is yet another of her misspoken utterances.” So, I guess Hillary Clinton has a lot of experience as she has repeatedly said on the campaign trail–experience in terms of making a list of exaggerations, overstatemetns and misstatements. So while Robert Mugabe has been considered by many to be a tyrant and trying to steal an election, it bears some notice that Hillary Clinton will do and say anything to make herself look half-way decent. She reminds me of that guy, a cabinet member in Saddam Hussein’s administration that kept saying that Saddam’s army was advancing and beating back the allied forces, as the city crumbled around him. Just my thoughts, you be the judge…..