Sunday, January 06, 2008

Does Hillary Need A $400 Haircut To Save Her Campaign?

The spouse made an interesting observation during the Saturday night debate. "Hillary needs a different hair cut."

"It makes her look like an old man."

Perhaps Clinton needs to talk to Edwards for hair image advice. "He looks ten years younger," the spouse says.

It's a risky strategy for South Carolina, but after Hilary loses New Hampshire by a hair even Entertainment Tonight will get involved in the most interesting debate in the campaign thus far. The new hairstyle will take Britney Spears off the front page.

4 Comments:

Blogger Xavier Lopez-Ayala said...

The white-patriarchy that is American politics never ceases to amaze me. Who cares what her hair looks like? No one criticizes Obama's hair or Guiliani's increasingly lack-of-it.

Hillary was right.. "Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will.''"

I would expect such banal criticism from a Republican blog, but not from a state which has several female Democrats in elected office.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Robert E. said...

By a hair? No, John, I don't think it will be that close. Consider that the Iowa polls showed a statistical dead heat before the caucuses, and it turned out to be a seven-point blowout. And yes, I know that the Iowa caucuses are arcane in functionality, but the point stands that Obama's ground game, his turnout operation, crushed those of the other contenders.

My guess is that Obama's ground game takes the day again tomorrow, and decisively. I don't see him winning by any less than five points, especially since all the polls I've seen since Thursday show Obama either ties with Clinton or beating her by as much as 13 (!!!) points. (see this link for a list: http://www.pollster.com/08-NH-Dem-Pres-Primary.php . The chart is an average of the polls, with trend lines. It looks great.)

As a fellow Obama supporter, I predict that you and I will have a happy Tuesday night.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Robert E. said...

Well, it would appear that I've eaten the words of my previous comment. I'm astonished that EVERY damn poll was so far off.

I'm thinking that Clinton takes Nevada now, but Obama wins South Carolina. As for Super Tuesday, I've no freakin' clue.

1:41 AM  
Blogger John B. said...

Don't feel bad. I didn't do much better. I thought Obama would win "by a hair" and he lost.

And I viewed the Saturday night debate in a different way than many New Hampshire women. I didn't see Edwards and Obama "ganging up" on Hilary as apparently many women did.

I was having a hard time guessing New Hampshire. Glad I didn't say more.

9:47 PM  

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