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Reply #206: Agreed. She's had a chance to go the distance, and she will have done so. [View All]

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-03-08 12:35 AM
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206. Agreed. She's had a chance to go the distance, and she will have done so.
We have NOTHING to gain, whether we love her or hate her, by grinding her into the dirt and kicking her when she's down. She wants to go out with class? Then let's salute that and do the same thing on our collective part. Let's meet her there. THIS is when you take the high road and when it's entirely appropriate.

Besides, just think of it in coldly calculating terms. Sooner or later, if we want to win, we HAVE to do so. She bows out tomorrow with elegance, having made the point for herself AND, more importantly, for women everywhere, for all time. Media's all over it like a hundred brazillion cheap suits. The vast majority of them, maybe except for a few ghoulish hyenas on hate radio (who will look like VERY small pissants as a result), will cover the event with dignity. Obama will set the tone in reacting like the gentleman he's established a track record of being throughout the campaign, and others will take a page. It will be a somewhat self-congratulatory Jacuzzi party of media people in solemn, respectful, adult oration, intoning Statements of Profundity about what it all means. The few honking jackals and vultures will wind up looking bad and some may even dial it down a notch or two. It'll be like an obit - where even the most virulent critics decide to sanitize themselves by speaking only kindly of the deceased. Remember how all of a sudden it seemed like everybody wanted to worship ronald reagan? Nauseating, but that's how they reacted then, and I think, how they're likely to react tomorrow and Wednesday etc. toward Hillary. It will be "seldom is heard a discouraging word" time. It will be considered part of the let's-change-politics course correction that Obama has embodied so far. Particularly useful at the moment, when we're hearing word that mcsame intends to package himself as a change agent (one for the "Yeah, SUUUUUUURE!" file). Most everyone will feel like taking the high road to feel good about themselves.

SO BE IT. Let 'em. PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING! If THIS is the perception that's going to be put out in the media, it will become a as good as fact. PERCEPTION. You manage the perception and you successfully plant the seeds and turn the PERCEIVED fact into just plain ol' fact. It will put the so-called "Rehabilitation of Hillary" or the "Reinvention of Hillary" or the "Resurrection of Hillary" or whatever you wanna call it on the fast track. Suddenly this perception will be widespread and how people in general will be steered toward reacting toward the event, and toward her. She'll be able to slide back into a favorable light that much quicker and more easily. ESPECIALLY for all of our fellow Americans with short attention spans. They know only the now. And the now will be about how relentless a fighter and strong campaigner and prominent and heavyweight a politician she is and how she boldly went where no woman had gone before. It'll be all positive and that's what they'll all be steeped in and little else will matter.

And that perception will be allowed to seep in for a little bit, too, which means it'll take root sooner and more easily in the public psyche. All to the good.

Good for her.

Good for us - all of us - who want to fix and rehabilitate America and change our country for the better.
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