News of Hillary's upset win in New Hampshire:
It was a move right out of the Billary playbook: a calculated bid for sympathy all the way down to the choking voice and tears. And just like Bill Clinton leaving office with a 65% approval rating despite a bad economy, scrupulous presidential pardons, an impeachment and the Monica Lewinsky scandal still hanging over his head . . . it worked. Because at the end of the day American voters are all human and sympathy is a strong emotive that we've all fallen for at one time or another. And when it comes to strategic raw displays of emotion that plays to the heart of voters, no one does it better than Bill and Hillary. No one.
Clinton defied campaign-closing polls and the expectations of her own advisers to pull out a narrow victory over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the self-styled agent of change bidding to be the nation's first black president. She won with a last-minute show of emotion and pointed criticism of Obama, the harshest attacks coming from her husband, Bill.
In 1992, Bill Clinton dubbed himself "the Comeback Kid" after finishing a surprising second in New Hampshire.
In this case it was the sympathy of the female voters that Hillary needed most, the ones who abandoned her in Iowa. And as sexist as it may sound, who better to play sympathy card with than those of the fairer sex? Hell, even the lady who asked the question that sparked Weepfest was left remarking that "she fell in love" with Hillary after she spoke about how deep the personal and political stakes are in the campaign for President.
And somewhere in the back you just know that Slick Willie was probably nodding his head in approval at his wife's crocodile tears while showing off that evil grin of his. Now for Hillary the question is did she play the Sympathy Card too soon? or will Democratic voters in the upcoming primary states also be dumb enough to continue buying into the con job that is the Billary machine?