It isn’t often that one major politician makes a smart image move. Today, we can point to two.
Michael Bloomberg’s disengagement from the Republican Party makes perfect sense and positions him beautifully to become the Ross Perot of the 2008 election. Unlike his predominantly right-wing, pro-war party, Bloomberg has proven to be his own man on various issues. He’s also been a superior NYC mayor. And, his bottomless pockets ensure he’ll be able to spend and spend to support his candidacy.
Hillary Clinton’s new commercial to announce her official campaign song is outstanding in so many ways. First, it parodies the final minutes of the final Sopranos episode that has the whole country talking. More importantly, though, it’s funny. And ‘funny’ and ‘Hillary Clinton’ aren’t words that are necessarily connected very often.
So, hats off to Bloomberg and Clinton for their smart image moves. That said, my money is still on Al Gore to come out of nowhere and run away with the election.
While I applaud Bloomberg’s decision to disengage from the Republican Party, I’m not sure Hilary’s spoof on the Sopranos will do much for her in the long run. The Democrats – as much as it pains me to say it – have put forth two front runners in Hilary and Obama who have grave shortcomings/baggage that I believe will handicap them in their ability to beat a Republican for the White House. Only time will tell but the Dems are facing an insurmountable battle unless Edwards or, dare I say, Al Gore get the nod.
Re: Bloomberg – he’s a formidable opponent even if he lacks the backing of a major party. He can spend his way into oblivion and can point to an impressive track record both as a wildly successful entrepreneur and an accomplished mayor of the world’s greatest city.
and given this and your earlier blog comparing Hillary to Paris Hilton, we can now add “Schizophrenic” to the list too.