Back when Karl Rove beat John Kerry, I watched the Newsweek reporters who had covered the campaigns from the inside tell Charlie Rose that the Bush team had the markedly fastest response to any given situation or turn than the Democrat, and that in their experience the campaign that responds the fastest always wins.
This morning the Hillary Clinton campaign released a Giuliani-style fear-mongering ad designed to convince voters that she is somehow the superior choice to Barack Obama for handling a late-night national security call:
Did that do it for you?
Funnily enough, as livingproof says:
By the way, did anyone else notice that the phone in the ad rings 6 fucking times? Vote for me, I'll wait till I finish writing this chapter of my memoirs before I pick up the red phone at 3 am.And if responsiveness is an issue, why can't her closest employees give a simple example of when she's handled a foreign crisis in any amount of time:
But do you know who was prepared? Do you know who responded, in miniature, to a sudden and terroristic campaign threat:
Um, as we say in the videogame world, he just pwned her.
He was ready today in live appearance as well:
Guess he not only owns the words "change" and "hope," but he just proved his ownership of "judgment" in this election cycle as well.
As for Clinton, who's tried to steal the change mantle, turned "Yes We Can" into "Yes She Can," who even took the cue for her Iraq War Authorization vote from George Bush, it turns out her backfiring ad wasn't even original to her either:
Ready on Day One.