My post below, advising Obama to run a populist campaign against “the malefactors of great wealth” in both parties–written before the bottom dropped out of the markets–has gained some traction among the commentariat (scroll down to Sept. 11). And I have to say, judging by today’s collapse of the house of cards the greedheads on Wall Street fabricated, it seems even more relevant.
But it may be too little, too late, as the Dems–my party; I’ve never voted Republican–dig themself deeper by ignoring the greatest financial scandal in history. An issue begging to be exploited–it was idiot heartless Phil (“mental recession”) Gramm and his de regulation policies who bears the greatest blame for this monumental fiasco, a financial Katrina that will devastate the lives of ordinary Americans. Make Phil Gramm and his corrupt cohorts the target! Instead Dems are self-destructively making themselves look smug and hysterical and blind to reality (the economy collapsing around them) with their Palin derangement.
It now looks to me like the only way they can achieve an immediate reversal of fortunes and save the election is by accompanying a change to a new aggressive line of attack on the “hedge fund creeps” by dumping the egregiously clownish Biden, a drain on the ticket, a shill for the finance industry–the Democrats’ very own Phil Gramm–that brought us to this state.
And, yes, replacing him with Hillary. Biden’s already suggested it, but doing it (Biden would have to make it seem it’s his initiative) would electrify the entire campaign, dominate the news cycle stolen by Palin and hand Obama the battleground states he’s now looking to lose.
I say this as someone who is no fan of Hillary (having recently referred to “the Clinton crime family”) but I think the election of Obama can be world-historically important for what it says about America and the face America represents to the world. And sometime syou gotta do what you gotta do to win.
There’s still time left, but not much. From the moment Obama’s party hack advisors somehow convinced him he ought to call attention to his foreign policy inexperience (of the conventional Washington variety) by nominating one of the worst hacks in the party, a laughingstock parody of conventional wisdom, deeply implicated as an enabler of the greatest financial scandal in history, his campaign has gone into a death-spiral no “ground game” is likely to rescue him from.
It will be difficult to orchestrate and there will be static about “panic” in the beginning. But if it’s to be done it’s got to be done this week, when it can be seen as a response to a national emergency, the financial panic. And there will be time left for people to re focus. But eventually people will come around to the view that it’s refreshing for a politician to be able to admit he made a mistake rather than stick to it despite all the evidence.
Bye bye Biden!