Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bill Clinton is Hillary's mudguard in a Machiavellian campaign strategy

Yesterday in Columbia, South Carolina Bill Clinton said: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here."
This was in response to a question about Obama. Jackson's name had not been mentioned in the question. He is a controversial figure who is loathed by many Whites.
The introduction of Jackson's name is a calculated strategy by both Hillary and Bill Clinton to stir up racist fears amongst Whites. This will stampede white Democratic voters into the Hillary camp on Super Tuesday and ensure that she secures the nomination.
The same tactic has worked in New Hampshire. As far as Hillary is concerned the African-American community will soon forget and troop into the polls to support her in the Presidential Election in November.
Bill Clinton's comments are not an isolated occurrence. Hillary Clinton's reference to Martin Luther King Jnr was designed to divide the electorate on racial grounds and incite a furious reaction from Blacks. Of course it worked and solidified the view among the electorate that this is a White versus Black fight for the Democratic nomination.
Bill is Hillary's mudguard. She uses him to inject dirt into the campaign. Bill takes the flak and Hillary benefits.
This is a carefully thought out strategy. The Clinton's leave nothing to chance. Machiavelli is alive an kicking.

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