McCain vs. Clinton, an Electoral Disaster

Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain. The most hated, partisan Democrat versus one of the most independent, well liked Republicans. A race we can win? I’m not talking about the reality of either candidate here. I’m talking public perception. And I’m not...

Who’s the Most Electable? Who Cares!

I’m sick and tired of all the “Candidate A is more Electable than Candidate B” diaries. Are we so insecure as a party that we can’t stop worrying what the other side thinks about us? Why are we so god damn worried about electablity? It’s...

Democratic Debate Capsules

The format is a bit dull. Not a single person has confronted anyone else, unless you consider Joe Biden joking about Bill Richardson being color blind a “confrontation”, or Barack Obama telling Hillary (in jest) that “I’m looking forward to...

First Hillary Attack Ad – Analysis

Crossposted at Daily Kos Yesterday, Democratic Courage, a independent PAC which seems to have only one goal – bring down Hillary Clinton – began airing, in limited, highly targeted cable TV spots in Iowa, the first attack ad on Hillary Clinton to come from...

The Rhetoric of Hillary Clinton

This is the first in a 3 part series where I examine the rhetorical styles in the various speeches of the three main Democratic Candidates for President. First up, the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. This is an academic experiment. In College (at the best school in the...