Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Using the “Tonya Harding Option”?

On the same day that Clinton came out with the controversial statement at a press conference in Greensburg, PA (yes, the same one where she made her sniper comments), “He [Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright] would not have been my pastor.  You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”

Now, I’ll agree with that statement – if my pastor ever said any of the wacky things that Wright has said, I’d have kicked him off my campaign and left the church immediately, but that’s just me.

So the same day, a “Democratic Party official” spoke with ABC News (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/dnc-official-cl.html) and told them that she would have to “break his [Obama’s] back” and slaughter him in order to win the nomination.  “Her securing the nomination is certainly possible – but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option.’  Is that really what we Democrats want?” the official said.

The “Tonya Harding option” refers to Tonya Harding when she had somebody bash Nancy Kerrigan’s knee so that she couldn’t participate in the Olympic skating contest.  Kerrigan eventually recovered, but neither won the gold.

Here’s what ABC had to say:  “It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn’t get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold.  (In this metaphor, presumably, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would be Oksana Baiul.  Does that make former President Bill Clinton Jeff Gillooly?)”

So that got me thinking – I should photoshop this:

Clinton as HardingObama as KerriganMcCain as BaiulClinton as Gillooly

Now that I’m done scarring you for life … let me sum up to say that if the Democrats keep up the infighting, McCain’s victory will be assured.

Done Ranting,

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7 Responses to “Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Using the “Tonya Harding Option”?”

  1. Clinton Donors and Nancy Pelosi Clash Over Superdelegates « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] killing the party.  This just proves that Clinton will use the “Tonya Harding Option” (https://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/hillary-clintons-campaign-using-the-tonya-harding-option/) in order to try to […]

  2. Patrick Leahy Says Clinton Should “Withdraw” and “Back” Obama « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] but I am incredibly happy that she keeps dragging it out.  Again, this goes back to her using the Tonya Harding Option – she’s going to destroy the party and hand the victory over to John […]

  3. Chris Dodd: “We Need to Get Behind a Candidate (Obama)” « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] and they could lose the Senate back to us (I think the House will stay Democratic).  The Tonya Harding Option that Clinton and her campaign insists on using is going to destroy the party, and it will take […]

  4. Ralph Nader to Clinton: “Don’t Listen to Leahy” « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] “Don’t Listen to Leahy” Ralph Nader has even chimed in on the whole Tonya Harding Option vs. Clinton dropping out controversy.  He posted this post on his […]

  5. Obama: “Clinton Can Run as Long as She Wants” Up Until June « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] without killing the party.  He’s going to need that defense, because as I have pointed out earlier, this race is getting pretty nasty, and we still have until the convention in August for it to only […]

  6. Howard Dean Wants Superdelegates to Decide Their Candidates By July 1st « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] the party DOWN with them.  And it will be Clinton’s fault – she’s the one using the Tonya Harding Option in order to attempt to win, but she’ll lose both the nomination for herself as well as the […]

  7. Joe Says:

    Depending on the facial expressions, Tonya Harding might make a good double for Hillary Clinton

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