After telling her victory celebrators it's "full-speed on to the White House," Senator Clinton, who just loaned her campaign another 6.4 million dollars, canceled her public appearances for today. Once I've had some antacid? I might even wish I was her. But right now I gotta go help John McCain pick between Condi and Huckabee.
i don't think she's worried because they apparently didn't declare bill's 24 million dollar income. just her's. this is why she isn't going to win unless she does some underhandedness. it isn't about democracy at this point- it's about another clinton white house. and that, to me, is dangerous.ReplyDelete
Oh, it has to be Huckabee. Who doesn't want a true-bl, er, red, Jesus-ized wingnut in the White House? Nice change of pace after the über-capitalists we've had for nearly eight years.ReplyDelete
The pundits have been pronouncing Hillary Clinton dead for months now, and clearly the voters don't feel the same way. Let's look at something Obama said as justification for why this is true. He said PA would go for Clinton, he would win NC and that IN would be the tie breaker. Well, she won PA, he won NC and Indiana was practically a tie. What this says to me is that the core of the Democratic party likes BOTH of these candidates, and really STILL can't decide which one they like best.ReplyDelete
In my heart I believe Hillary would be a stronger GE candidate than Obama. He gave the first hint last night that he even has any real passion for this race.
McCain clearly has passion for the fall contest, he's sold his soul to get there. And Clinton clearly is passionate about the GE or she would not have been able to withstand the constant drum beat from the media to "get out."
I have serious concerns about whether or not Obama can beat McCain in the fall. I will go out on a limb here and say that he can't, unless Hillary Clinton stays engaged in this election to help him. She has said that she will. If Obama becomes the nominee he'd better hope she does.
update: her supporters George McGovern and Wesley Clark are asking that she step down. George McGovern has done so publicly, and has said he will vote for Obama as a superdelegate.ReplyDelete
Dammit, I just flunked the National Stomach Quiz.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure where the stomach trouble comes from. It's hard not to knock the shit-eating grin off my face.ReplyDelete
This past month has been so lousy, I'll take the time to feel good for a few days, at least.
Well, Kevin, part of the stomach upset is that Hillary went to W. Virginia this morning after all, where she's expected to win by double digits. NOT because people like both these candidates, NOT because she has any chance of getting the nomination, but because West Virginians vote like the white rural conservatives they are. (The state went for W twice.) And yeah, you can go ahead and decode that any way you like.ReplyDelete
1) And Senator Clinton should listen to George McGovern whose claim to fame is that he lost 49 of the 50 states?ReplyDelete
2) And it seems that even the Obama camp want her to stay in through WVA and KY ... something about not wanting their candidate to lose to someone who is no longer in the race.
3) And finally, neither candidate can get enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination. The states Clinton have won are impressive -- and much needed in the GE. If we can believe polling data any longer it's Hillary who beats McCain in the so-called "swing states." In a McCain-Obama match up, McCain wins.
We need a candidate who can WIN in November. I think that person is Sen. Clinton.
the republican's are praying that she gets the nomination. they know they have a much better chance at beating her(and by now, even she must realize that too!)ReplyDelete
Two minor clarifications:ReplyDelete
Betmo, the Clinton's did declare Bill's income. There was a lot of talk when the returns were first released over how much he made, how much she made, and the various sources for each.
Blue gal, McGovern's not a superdelegate. He's just a long-time friend of the Clintons. I would, however, trust him to recognize the stench of defeat when he smells it. That is one area where he does have significant personal experience.
Thanks Nan, a lot of reports apparently got that one wrong. But my readers know the real scoop ha ha ha.ReplyDelete
Correcting the post. McGovern is not a superdelegate. Interesting that some Florida supers are declaring for Obama even while they assume they will not be seated. File under 'careful what you wish for'--I expect Florida has a better chance of being seated than Michigan if it comes down to a choice, since both candidates were on the ballot there.