I peeped this glossy yesterday in my overfilled email inbox and thought that it summed up the growing sentiment on Sister Hillary pretty well.
I also thought the debate last night presented a pretty mixed bag and both candidates seemed a little tired and run down and who could blame them since it seems the Democratic nomination process has been goin' on since the southside Jheri Curl days.
But I have to say that when a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that only 39% of Americans think that Sister Hillary is trustworthy that it's well past time to think about rampin' down your campaign and hoppin' on the Smooth Barack 'Yes We Can' tour bus. The trustworthiness thing has always been a Clinton Achilles Heel and you would think that after eight years of GW being less than honest with a number of things - most notably the core reason for draggin' the country into Iraq - that Democratic voters would be turnin' out the lights on Sister Hillary's campaign for her. Sister Hillary - it's time, homegirl...
The Philadelphia Daily News endorsed Smooth today and I have to give it up to them not for their endorsement per se, but for their recognition of just how different an Obama administration would be from those we've come to know or from one helmed by Sister Hillary. Speaking directly to that comparison the PDN broke it down like this:
"A candidate's campaign may be the best indicator of how she or he will govern. If so, an Obama administration would be well-managed, inclusive and astonishingly broad-based. It would make good use of technology and communicate a message of unity and, yes, hope.
It would not be content with eking out slim victories by playing to the narrow interests of the swing voters of the moment while leaving the rest of the country as deeply divided as ever. Instead, an Obama administration would seek to expand the number of Americans who believe that they have a personal stake in our collective future - and that they have the power to change things."With respect to the experience factor, the PDN rightly points out that Smooth is currently managing the reins of "a quarter-billion-dollar enterprise with thousands upon thousands of volunteers, we could expect an Obama administration to be well-managed and cost-effective, with the president choosing forward-thinking advisers committed to his program, demanding that they work as a team and pay attention to details."
This is an enterprise that Smooth put together in less than four years - an enterprise that has consistently outperformed similar enterprises (aka campaigns) mounted by opponents with far more political experience and connections. If he can do that with a campaign, imagine what he could do with a Presidential administration. The possibility alone is like that last piece of caramel cake at the summer family reunion - just too tantalizing to pass up, y'all.
So I say again to Sister Hillary - we appreciate you, we still need you, but it's time, homegirl.