Hillary should have focused on governability, not electability
by Kent, Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 03:07:46 AM EDT
One of Hillary Clinton's and her supporters mistakes in the primary was their focus on electability. Hillary probably would have only done slightly better than Obama in the general election and it was never a very good argument to make in 2008.
Instead, Hillary should have focused on the fact that she knew the ways of Washington and once elected, she would be able to deal with the Republicans, unlike Obama.
She should have repeatedly argued that she had to deal with Republicans as First Lady for eight years and would be able to deal with them again once in the White House.
Its sad that because Hillary's campaign focused on the wrong message, Democrats got stuck with Obama as President.
Not nominating Hillary Clinton in 2008 was the biggest mistake the Democratic party ever made.