Clinton Tornadoes!

Clinton Tornadoes!

Clinton Tornadoes!

A campaign blog.
Feb. 5 2008 6:45 PM

Clinton Tornadoes!

Fifteen minutes to go before returns start coming in, and CNN decides to tell us about ... tornadoes in Clinton, Ark. Never has weather and politics been such a natural match.

But more important, what kind of omen is this for Hillary? Are the gods conspiring against Clinton's candidacy? Is Mother Nature a sexist for not wanting a woman in the White House? Or maybe this is all some heavenly effort to keep the after-work working-class voters away from the polls so Hillary loses part of her base. Regardless, when tornadoes descend on the town that shares your last name in your home state, it's not a good start to the night.

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Another tornado connection: In the 1996 classic Twister , the male lead is played by Bill Paxton. Coincidence? Only if you think it was random that tornadoes touched down in Clinton.