As scared as I am of the two Democrats running for President succeeding, I can’t help but admire the political prowess of Sen Clinton. This weekend she went door to door in Scranton,PA asking for votes. Desperation? Maybe, but it worked!
While Sen Obama spent the weekend defending his “bitter” Americans comment, his supporters were answering their doors to find Sen Clinton standing there with hat in hand. In at least one publicized story, a man who had been an Obama supporter, not by name only but with a yard sign to show his support, switched his vote to Sen Clinton after she showed up to ask him for his vote. It’s hard not to admire the door to door campaigning of a former First Lady even if you disagree with her platform. Of course she is only swaying bitter gun clinging Pennsylvanians with this tactic but even they know how much their vote counts on April 22.
Annie Oakley may have stopped just short of bringing a case of beer and a round of bullets with her as she visited homes in Scranton this weekend, but her message was the same–“I’m more like you than Sen Obama!”. After spending most of her campaign trying to figure out how to get that message across, perhaps she should thank her opponent for giving her the best opportunity she has had to show off her “common man” talents. And while the path to my house is blocked with McCain signs, at least I know that if she does show up to talk politics, Sen Clinton won’t be offended if I offer her a cold one as we sit and discuss all the bad policy decisions her husband made regarding gun control.