Within the first several minutes of her speech, she was telling us the name of her website and asking for money.
She’s vowed to keep going….. and she will, trying to hang around till Barack Obama self-destructs and/or she can get Florida and Michigan resolved (in her favor). Neither will happen. Maybe they cut a deal with FL/MI but she wouldn't get all those delegates.
She's done. But she knows she'll win 2 of the next 3 primaries so she'll hang around like that last guest who just won’t leave when the party is over
I wonder if the Clintons are just sorta seeing what happens this week with numbers, spin, Superdelegates..... then, after winning West Virginia on Tuesday, she can go out on top and say she was willing to go all the way and keep fighting (for us!) but the math/votes/supers.... she'll say she's doing the right thing for the party so she can be VEEP, or, more likely come back in 2012 if McLame wins or whatever.
Hopefully she quits sooner than later. One more week instead of one more month. PLEASE Hillary.
She has to realize that it's foolish to wait till the May 31 meeting about FL/MI (why not move that up a few weeks!) It'll just make her look like she's trying shenanigans, and even if they somehow resolve/seat those delegates, they'll give some to Obama so it still won’t matter. If she quits this week before WV, it'll look like it's not her choice. By quitting next week, she can get one more win AND pretend to be going out on her own terms.
Apparently, everyone knows this and admits it but the Clintons:
- "Stick a Fork in Her - She's Done," recommended the New York Post, calling Indiana a "shroud" for Clinton.
- "This nomination fight is over," said Clintonite-turned-ABC Newsman George Stephanopoulos.
- "We now know who the Democratic nominee is going to be," submitted NBC's Tim Russert.
- "For the Clintons, this is the night the music died," proposed MSNBC's Pat Buchanan.
- The Washington Post had Clinton's own aides conceding "it would be difficult."
- Word spread overseas. "It would take a miracle for her to win," concluded the Times of London.
And as Superdelegates continue to trickle over to Obama (following a few former Clinton supporters who switched to Obama last week), now, even more prominent Democratic Clinton supporters are saying she should get out soon.
But word is she’ll finish out all of the primaries and this is more likely to officially end in early June.
Meanwhile, the day after his solid showing in North Carolina and Indiana all but locked up the nomination, Obama had no events scheduled. I like that........ "my work is done here, time to catch up on some sleep. Lots more work ahead."
And now McCain is pushing that "Hamas has endorsed Obama.” The general election is on.
When Obama wins states like NC, they say "oh, well duh, high black population. He was supposed to win," as if it shouldn’t count. When Clinton wins in PA, OH, or Indiana (barely), where it's her white non-college demographic, they hail it as absolute proof that only she can beat the mighty John McCain. That only she can get votes from blue-collar white voters.
But let’s give some uneducated/blue-collar/white people some credit. Maybe they are smart enough to realize that McSame will keep screwin the poor/middleclass while the rich get richer and a Democrat might return us to better economic times, peace, and prosperity. Maybe, just maybe.... rural types will finally realize that the ol' Republican politricks of "They're gonna take away your guns and ban your bibles! There will be fags running in the streets tryin to molest your kids!" is just a load of crap.
Sure, Obama didn’t win the majority of the blue-collar vote when matched up against a Democrat like himself... but when matched up against McBush 3.0, Obama will be able to win on issues like jobs and the economy. That will win back most of the blue-collar vote. It's ridiculous to suggest that how Obama faired in the primary vs. a Democrat dictates with any certainty how he'd fair vs. a Republican in November.
Unfortunately, as much as I tried to give them credit two paragraphs ago, there are still a lot of rural folk who will fall for the "those damn liberals'll raise your taxes, take your guns, ban your bibles, and let the fags run wild!" spin
And in that voting booth they'll assume that all politicians will screw the working guy no matter what, so let's just fall prey to the fear tactics and vote for McSame to keep us McSafe because we think Barack Hussein (did you know his middle name was HUSSEIN!!) Obama might be a Muslim or something....
“We just don’t know anything about him” I hear people say. Well, he has all his policy proposals on his website. He’s written two books: one about his life and upbringing, and one that lays out his vision for America. So you can know plenty about him if you’re really interested.
I think it's funny how people often criticize Obama's speeches for being short on substance.... as if every single appearance must be him reading policy papers and reciting all of his issue positions. Yea, I know the knock on Obama is that he's all style and "just lofty speeches," but there are times when the duty of a leader is to provide some inspiration... some clarity and perspective on important issues, even if they are general ones such as “the direction of our country” and “the way Washington works.”
Gore and Kerry were criticized for being nerdy and/or boring, lacking style and inspiration.... now Obama's being criticized for being not nerdy/boring enough.
But what do I know; I’m just another Barack Obama supporter. Another fool who has been duped by lofty rhetoric. Ah yes, of course. Anyone who supports/likes/votes for Obama must be just caught up in blind faith. It couldn't be that we've been reading and watching and listening and come to an informed decision. We’re just so caught up in the lofty speeches that now we're all drones aimlessly following this false prophet of hope. okay.