I’ve forever wondered who these people are. You don’t get to see or hear from them often. They are the die-hards. The ones that show up in polling data supporting — in this case Hillary Clinton – no matter what.
We got a glimpse of them not too long ago. Who can forget the televised focus group in which not a single Hillary die-hard could name just one of her accomplishments? That’s about all we’ve seen of these people though.
So we’re left then to examine them through their American Idol herself, Hillary. Scooby van trip across the rust belt. Awkward stop at a Chipotle where she attempted to disguise herself and then ordered a meal that her staff had probably focus grouped and poll tested for weeks in advance. The even more awkward discovery that Miss Champion Of The Working Poor didn’t manage to leave a tip. The abrupt halt to the Scooby van trip and nearly a month of silence interrupted when a reporter pressed her to answer a question at a media event. That interruption was very informative. For a brief sliver of time an angry, cold, mean Hillary began to spit out a response to the reporter before stage-managed Hillary took control and said just enough to get the press corps to giggle like three year olds at a Barney the dinosaur reunion party. The more-awkward-than-Secretary-of-Personality-John-Kerry-is awkward moment in which she uttered those priceless words “jus’ chillin”.
Yeah, dawg, Hillbizzle she jus’ chillin’ up there in Martha’s Vineyard. Jus’ chillin’, her, the Billbizzle, Chelsea C, and who knows, maybe an email server she’s using to once again run her own private email service.
The quality then of Hillary isn’t of ideas or an agenda. Face it, she’s saying nothing that Democrats haven’t been yammering on and on about since Eisenhower beat them in the 1952 election. The quality is of image and of cool.
That’s right. Despite a torrid resume of scandals that would make members of La Cosa Nostra blush, Hillbizzle is jus’ chillin’ with her Crew in their multi-million dollar rented crib ducking the feds and trying so hard to morph herself into the very image of Snoop Dog. Who doesn’t expect to see her visit Colorado soon and smoke a joint? She did a great job of pounding down beers for the press corps back in 2007 after all. That is as they say, how she rolls.
The die-hards need no more than this to continue to support her. She’s the shiny new toy. Or the goop you put in your hair to make it do things hair doesn’t normally do. These people are so sold on the idea of cool they are incapable of realizing that there isn’t a whole lot cool about a near elderly woman who spends her time jus’ chillin’ in between rants about equal pay for women despite the fact that she paid her female employees about $0.75 versus each dollar she paid her male employees. As long as she appears cool in their eyes, like someone else who sold them on cool used to say, they are “all in”.
How awkward indeed.