Update 3:50pm Eastern. Looks like Barack Obama isn’t crying in a corner: “I think that Senator Clinton, obviously, is a formidable and tough candidate, and we have to make sure that we take it to them just like they take it to us,” the Illinois senator said. “I come from Chicago politics. We’re accustomed to rough and tumble.” Message: No More Tears.
All of the campaign-driven sniveling getting on my nerves. Am I the only one? Chris Matthews is leaky. Rosie O’Donnell can’t get enough of Hillary’s watery eyes (hat tip – Allah). And now, Jesse Jackson, Jr. is miffed that Hillary hasn’t shed enough tears for black people (video and transcript via TPM Election Central):
We saw something very clever in the last week of this campaign coming out of Iowa, going into New Hampshire, we saw a sensitivity factor. Something that Mrs. Clinton has not been able to do with voters that she tried in New Hampshire.
Not in response to voters — not in response to Katrina, not in response to other issues that have devastated the American people, the war in Iraq, we saw tears in response to her appearance. So her appearance brought her to tears, but not Hurricane Katrina.
I’d like a candidate who adopts Johnson and Johnson’s slogan: