Friday, December 28, 2007

Mrs. Bill Clinton goes silent

From the Los Angeles Times:

As she races through Iowa in the days before next week's caucuses, Hillary Clinton is taking few chances. She tells crowds that it’s their turn to “pick a president,’’ but over the last two days she has not invited them to ask her any questions.

Before the brief Christmas break, the New York senator had been setting aside time after campaign speeches to hear from the audience. Now when she’s done speaking, her theme songs blare from loudspeakers, preventing any kind of public Q&A.

She was no more inviting when a television reporter approached her after a rally on Thursday and asked if she was “moved’’ by Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Clinton turned away without answering.

Her daughter, Chelsea, had the same reaction when a reporter approached her with a question.

Hillary Clinton’s no-question policy didn’t sit well with some of the Iowans who came to see her speak.

The Clinton campaign has no choice. Every time she opens her gob in public she risks saying something which might tip voters off to the kind of creature she really is.

It is burning her up inside that she is even having to campaign since the nomination and then the presidency should have been hers simply for the asking. The volcanic fury that she feels at the miserable little pissant voters for making her prove herself is too likely to come boiling out.

Best just keep the old trap shut unitl she's in the White House.