Thursday, April 10, 2008
It's tough for a campaigner when she disagrees publicly with her own husband. One wonders what else could go awry with Hillary's communications campaign. On the other hand, this might provide her with distance from a person who seems to have hurt her as much as he has helped in the campaign thus far. Bill appears to have strayed off message more than once.
I think disagreeing helps. Clinton's husband has already been criticized for his trade dealings. Disagreeing might help build a bridge with some Hillary-doubtful voters. Since she may be going on on a limb to make a point, even by disagreeing with her husband and former president, voters may see her as more real and believable...which will help since her recent bullet-dodging stories.