Someone with a supposed bomb strapped to his chest took hostages at Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in New Hampshire earlier today. Indications are that he's released the hostages and that he's a local man who was known to have issues. Hopefully it will work out peacefully.
The political impact will include:
1. The mainstream media will spend days talking about this rather than talking about the issues. Certainly, they do so little of the latter that no one will notice it, but one can always hope. This event will make that even worse.
2. Certain Democratic agents will try to use this to play the victim-of-right-wingers card. For the gold standard, turn to DU where you can find things like:
I can't help but wonder if the guy might be someone who listens to right wing talk radio and has fixated on Senator Clinton.
Expect those who have actual links to the Democratic Party to make similar comments.
3. Security around the candidates will be tightened, meaning it will be even more difficult than ever for non-MSM "reporters" to ask them real questions. The candidates will use this as an excuse to avoid taking as many questions as they have in the past.
Politics · Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:39 · Importance: 1