Friday, June 03, 2005

The Kiss of Death

Hillary Clinton's 2006 senate reelection bid is hitting some high spots in Hollywood. At several fundraising events around tinseltown recently, her senate campaign has begun raking in the bucks from the movers and shakers of la-la land. I did not realize that she was running for a senate seat in California. Oh, she's not? There is not enough money in New York? I see.

Anyway, as we saw all too clearly in the Democrat's 2004 debacle, the splashy, ridiculously expensive, outlandishly lavish and obstreperous Hollywood endorsement for a national candidate is the kiss-of-death. The only big names mentioned so far are; Warner Bros. chief Alan Horn, performers Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Lindsay Lohan, radio syndication billionaire Norm Pattiz, Cindy and Alan Horn, Norman and Lyn Lear, Bud and Cynthia Yorkin, Hollywood political consultant-at-large Marge Tabankin, DreamWorks' Andy Spahn, and director and executive producer of "Godzilla" and "Independence Day" Roland Emmerich.

That is not too serious a list and probably won't begin to really turn the Red State voters, i.e. the majority, against her until the mightily spoiled heavy hitters begin to weigh in; Barbara Streisand, Jack Black, David Spade, Rob Reiner, Margaret Cho, Ed Asner, Whoopi Goldberg, John Cougar Mellencamp, Chevy Chase, John Leguizamo, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Oliver Stone, Arianna Huffington, Warren Beatty, P. Diddy, the Boss,Tim Robbins and "The Crusher" - Michael Moore. The list is much longer but you get the idea. A list guaranteed to turn the Red State voters, i.e. the majority of Americans, against whatever unlucky candidate wins their endorsement and vociferous support.

Why do these Democratic candidates continually seek self-immolation in Hollywood? It's the money, stupid. For some reason the Democrats think that a few thousand votes and a few million dollars gleaned from the increasingly unpopular Hollywood left will offset 60 million to maybe 70 million Republican voters. That math doesn't work for me. It didn't work for John Kerry and it didn't work for Al Gore. This "new math" may appear to work for Senator Clinton in New York because she is probably going to win anyway. I don't think it will play in Peoria. Unfortunately for the Democrats, there are thousands of Peorias and only one L.A. and only one New York.

Will they ever learn? Prognosis: Doubtful

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1 comment:

Jami said...

why do people care who else supports hillary? saying "i'm not voting for hillary because barbra streisand is" is just as stupid as deciding you are voting the way barbra votes.

i'm sure a bunch of wife-beaters voted for bush, but that's not the main reason why i voted for john kerry. you following me?