Barack Obama,  Hillary Clinton,  President 2008

Barack Obama Watch: Samantha Power Calls Hillary “A Monster”

Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and senior advisor to US Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama

The gloves are definitley off between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Hillary Clinton has been branded a “monster” by one of Barack Obama’s top advisers, as the gloves come off in the race to win the Democrat nomination.

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  • “She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.
  • “Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her.”
  • But she added: “There is this middle circle – they are really on the warpath. But the truth is she has proved herself really willing to stoop.”
  • “You just look at her and think: ergh. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

The Democrat race for the Presidency will be nasty and dirty. The race very much reminds Flap of the 1968 race where Hubert Humphrey played the Hillary role and Eugene McCarthy was the staunch anti-war candidate (Robert Kennedy was assassinated after the California primary election in June of that year). HHH won as riots engulfed the Chicago Democrat convention. Richard Nixon won the Presidency.

A “BROKERED” Democrat convention is likely because neither candidate will be able to win the nomination on pledged delegates won in either elections or caucuses. Super delegates will be used to break the deadlock.

Advantage goes to Hillary and the GOP.