Mark Penn: “Time to go full blast!”
Hillary: “Not a problem. We’ll need to use a white woman who is even older than I am. When they respond, it’ll look like piling on.”
There is no need to dissect this ahistorical, decontextualized rant. It is what it is. It’s intended for that “white” ethnic audience in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Hillary Clinton’s failure to plan has led to this unseemly desperation. Ferraro has never been more meaningful than tonite…not in 1984 – and certainly not before that. She was never a major political figure in New York State or on the national stage. Tonite is her night. Tonite, she becomes an essentialist shill – she uses her breasts and vagina as a proxy for authenticity – and as a hopeful conduit for “pure whites” to vote their perceived “racial interest.”
Old, marginal, bottle blond and bitter. Hillary, I see your future. Bill saw it two decades ago and that explains quite a bit.