In a era threatened by the nuclear capability of Pakistan, India and China and the emerging Iran; in a era when Christian Nationalist’s are actively planning a generational strategy to take over the US Government; in an era when one party wants to starve the government of cash so it must cut back services; in an era when a war in Iraq continues to cost American lives; in a era of unprecedented $410 Billion budget deficit, at those times America needs a Warrior.
We need someone proven under fire. A person who has withstood the worse political invective and remains not only standing but doing better work than ever. We need a Warrior.
A political Warrior is: “… a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics …”. David Gergen on CNN noticed her glancing nod towards this part of her background. It is his judgment that a new message, “I am the Warrior who can face the challenges and win the day.”, would be well accepted. He’s right.
Describing herself as an experienced Warrior, an experienced fighter, HRC will create an entirely different mind-image and generate a different emotional reaction with supporters and voters. While being ‘experienced’ is an amorphous term, word Warrior itself rings with authenticity given her history.
In her closing statement in last night’s debate HRC did, again, show herself to be a caring, internally motivated campaigner/fighter. She also started the path towards using the ‘Warrior’ meme. If she continues to do both in the next few weeks she can change the campaign. I hope she stops listening to consultants who didn’t seem to learn from the moment in NH and keep asking her to recycle campaign themes that continue to lose against Obama.
“America Needs A Warrior.” It is the truth. She’s not only qualified for the job but she’s a fighter, a Warrior. I hope someone is listening. The American people need a Warrior.