Mark Halperin, of TIME magazine, posted a laundry list of factors affecting Hillary Clinton’s campaign. I think Mark did a great job of highlighting some of the most important pieces of criticism against the campaign, but the one that struck me above any else was:
13. Obama is having fun most days, and she isn’t.
This truly is an important factor in the campaign, and part of the reason that I believe young voters are so attracted to Obama. His campaign isn’t built on attacking Hillary (or any of his opponents for that matter), instead he’s winning votes by remaining a friendly and positive figure while having fun. As for Hillary, I’m beginning to wonder if her decision to remain in the race this long is becoming an issue of pride – sure, she’s been winning states over the last few weeks, but with political analyst after political analyst continually pointing out the flaws in her campaign, does she really have enough support to secure the nomination and win the vote in November? I’m confident that if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, his campaign will continue to shine and continue having fun – is that not the ideal candidate choice?
Follow the link for the rest of Halperin’s points.