Janet M. LaRue

As late as 6 p.m., Hillary was going down by double digits because she was short-changed, so to speak. Bill ranted that it was the media’s fault.

When Hillary won, her campaign chairman credited her “human moment” on Monday. If it’s true that Hillary won because she showed her soft side, it’s another example of how shallow the electorate really is. In her victory speech, she said, “I found my voice.” What in blazes does that mean? Go soft, find your voice, and the electorate loses its mind.

The media said Romney won the Republican debate Saturday night because he took charge and challenged McCain and Huckabee on their records. After McCain won the New Hampshire primary, the media said voters punished Romney for going negative.

Smooth Mitt tried to define his “change” mantra by exposing his opponents’ records--change by comparison and contrast. Apparently, it didn’t feel right to voters. Maybe he should have teared up and shared how it pained him to do so. Bite that lower lip and you could have an Oprah moment.

Maybe some political pollster could pull together a Taliban/Hamas/Hezbollah focus group and try out the “soft side” gambit. Terrorists have feelings too.

You’d think that legitimate media would expose the political “change” farce rather than perpetuate it.

Unless the electorate wises up, we might as well call Central Casting for a president, and save the hundreds of millions of wasted dollars, time and pain of the next 11 months.


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.