Thursday, January 24, 2008

God Help Us All

Great news! The New York Times has boldly endorsed Hillary Clinton. Such a daring move from the Grey Lady.

I'm watching a replay of the Republican debate in Boca Raton earlier tonight. This is why Hillary Clinton will not win: Giuliani just explained how in 2002, when the polls showed that a majority of Americans supported the war, Hillary Clinton also supported it. And now, when polls show that a majority of Americans are against the war, Hillary Clinton is now apparently against the war. (Although, she has yet to admit that her vote in favor of war in 2002 was a mistake.)

Let's watch and remember that glorious day, October 10, 2002:

And she thoughtfully wore black for her vote of steely resolve and "conviction" -- in favor of preemptive war against a country that had never attacked, and posed no threat to, the United States.

Let's have a "reality check" and a simple question, Senator Clinton: was this vote a mistake? Was it in fact a vote in support of the biggest foreign policy debacle in the history of the United States? (You don't think they're going to be asking this question this fall?)

How do you think this is going to play out in the general election, friends? Let us look back again:

Now let us recall Obama's judgment on the Iraq War, from his speech of October 2, 2002, eight days before Hillary's fateful and fatally misguided vote in support of war.

As Hillary Clinton would put it, “some of us were right and some of us were wrong.” I refuse to watch the Democrats go down in defeat yet again because we are all held in thrall by conventional wisdom to support the candidate of conventional wisdom.

Octopus Grigori endorses Barack Obama for President.


Kris said...

I'm with you OG.

toddy said...

Yesterday I was talking to The Widge about your blog and for whom we would vote to be president.
In the last week I have come to a decision that I think in retrospect was inevitable. But everything in retrospect is inevitable.
Anyhow, The Widge says to me "Has Octopus Grigori affected your thinking?"
I kind of hemmed and hawed and the little adversarial gnome said "No, I don't think so."
But in retrospect, that lovely thing, I think yes, definitely.
Nice job Octopus Grigori. Nice job.

Octopus Grigori said...

I am humbled. Spread the Good Word!

toddy said...

Whoah. Don't get too excited. If someone asks, I'll tell but. . .

MK said...

Some of the NYT's regulars disagree with the endorsement. Interesting stuff from Rich:

Kristol is also getting all fired up to take down the Clintons:

Octopus Grigori said...

I sort of feel bad agreeing about anything with Bill Kristol.

Frank Rich, on the other hand, is my hero.

BTW, what is Paul Krugman's damage re Obama? Was he jonesing that hard for an appointment to a plum post in the Glorious Clinton Restoration?

chanchow said...

maybe the LA Times will endorse Obama