January 29th, 2008
09:45 AM ET

Hillary, oh, Hillary, where art thou?

For a moment there, I really did forget that the name, “Sen. Hillary Clinton,” was on the ballot in South Carolina. I thought that I missed the biggest story of the century when Congress changed the U.S. Constitution to allow a president to serve more than two terms!
I know former President Bill Clinton supports his wife, but he’s not the candidate. She is.


And as the one sitting at the top of the organizational chart, she’s the one in charge; the buck stops with her; and she need to assert herself and, in the words of South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn, tell her husband “to just chill out.”
What is so strong about Clinton is that she is as good a strategist as Karl Rove, also known as “the brain” of President George W. Bush. Coming out of Iowa, she knew that she had a major problem and immediately changed her strategy. She took more questions and tossed the stump speech; reached out to young voters; showed compassion; and in her own words, found her voice.
That “voice” continued to be strong in Nevada, which she also won. But then when South Carolina rolled around, it’s as if her voice left and Bill became the talker in the family.
And he talked. And talked. And talked. And talked. But it wasn’t her voice that left. She left!
She didn’t spend the entire week in South Carolina, and that meant her husband was the focus of the headlines.
Clinton can’t say on one hand that she’s the one running, and we keep hearing from him.
She does an amazing job in the debates of articulating her views. Sen. Clinton, your husband’s a great guy, but you’re the one running. You’re the one we have to make a choice about. America gave him two terms. If you don’t take your voice – and your campaign back – you may not get your own shot at the job.
– Roland S. Martin, 360° Contributor

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