Why do Republican Pundits <3 Hillary?
by smoothmedia, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 02:52:23 AM EDT
It has been a remarkable switch. Early on in the campaign, when Hillary held double digit leads in the national polls, conservative commentators took every opportunity to trash Hillary, often unjustly. When Obama won Iowa, the republican pundits were overjoyed. Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan, for example, were practically gushing when Clinton's campaign was supposedly on the brink of collapsing just before New Hampshire. They were taking every opportunity to pounce on Hillary and Bill for any alleged playing of the race card or any other misteps, and often sung Obama's praises. I was half expecting Joe to faint!
Then Super Tuesday came. Then Obama's string of primary wins came.
Now, Joe Scarborough sounds like Howard Wolfson each morning when speaking of Hillary Clinton. If you tune your TV into any of the major cable news networks, you will find that virtually ALL republican/conservative pundits are now singing a very pro-Hillary tune.
Why is this the case? Why are so many people who have been strongly anti-Clinton for so many years all of a sudden cheering her on?
Could it be a motive similar to Limbaugh's (prolonging the nasty battle and damaging Obama before the GE)?
Is it that conservatives want to run against Hillary now?
Are they finally realizing just how great the Clintons are? (lol)