So long Hummer?
—Los Angeles Times
Clinton Campaign Winds Down
Is it any accident that General Motors announced today that it may discontinue the fabled (and infamous) Hummer brand on the same day that Terry McAuliffe announced that Hillary plans to wind down her presidential campaign? These were two storied brands which stormed into their product categories and appeared to mow down everything in sight. They were both invincible or so the pundits and marketing wizards thought. Until they started butting against the brick wall of cold, hard reality.
Both products were gold-plated, a sure thing. Both hewed to the center. Both abused precious resources devoted to their campaigns. Both were top-heavy and slow to adapt to changing realities in the marketplace. Both have been felled by more nimble, more adaptable and more progressive alternatives. Thank God.
As products go, Clinton was the less offensive. I won’t be sorry to see the Hummer go as it was a monstrosity. Not so Hillary. She was merely out of touch with her times and chose the wrong hawkish strategy to lock up the nomination.