Hillary Is 44. At Least, Hillary Is 44 Hopes So
In the race to get out in front of blogospheric attacks and win the politics PR battle on the online front, it’s safe to say that Hillary Clinton is at the very least going in with way more troops than anyone else.
I wrote about HillaryHub.com a few weeks ago, a sort of Drudge Report-rebuttal for pro-Hillaryites. It compiles pro-Clinton news stories and rounds up videos featuring the former first lady and Democratic presidential aspirant.
Now there is the mysterious Hillary Is 44 (implying Hillary will be the 44th president), which is not officially backed by the Clinton campaign and, in fact, is quite coy about who it is backed by at all. (On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd announced that the site is based “inside the Beltway,” but not much more than that is known).
Whereas HillaryHub.com is like an official campaign television commercial, Hillary Is 44 is more along the lines of a third-party “issue group” campaign. For the time being, Barack Obama is the target. For example, the notion that Obama is the presidential campaign’s front runner is referred to as “hubris and delusion.”
The Internet is playing a larger role in campaign politics each election cycle. Hillary may or may not be 44, but the Hillary Is 44s are here to stay.