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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Some Politics links

As the Democrats haven't been able to settle on a candidate, we continue to have a bit of theater.


Hillary or Nobody? - New York Times:

"She can’t win without him, said one Hillary adviser, and he can’t win without her."

Maureen's prediction, Hillary takes the party down and expects to return in '12

She references the "Tonya option"

Political Punch:
"The Tonya Harding Option -- the first time I've heard it put that way.

It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn't get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold."

"Hill Hater Dick Morris"
TheHill.com - Hillary’s list of lies:
"The USA Today/Gallup survey clearly explains why Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is losing. Asked whether the candidates were “honest and trustworthy,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won with 67 percent, with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) right behind him at 63. Hillary scored only 44 percent, the lowest rating for any candidate for any attribute in the poll.

Hillary simply cannot tell the truth."

He lists a catalog of mis-truths/fibs/distortions or whatever

Rules : like changing to soccer at half time from "American Football" Superbowl

Hey: it's still football

Clinton Backer Points to Electoral College Votes as New Measure - New York Times:

"“Presidential elections are decided on electoral votes,” a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Howard Wolfson, said in an e-mail message.

But Mr. Wolfson said superdelegates would also be looking at the popular vote when determining which candidate to support.

Bill Burton, a spokesman for Mr. Obama, said that the idea of using the Electoral College as a metric was specious because the Democratic nominee, regardless of whom it was, would almost certainly win California and New York.

Many Democrats, including Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Bayh, have opposed the Electoral College in the past, particularly after 2000, when Florida’s 25 electoral votes were awarded to George W. Bush, who became president, even though Al Gore, the Democratic nominee, had won the popular vote nationwide.

At the time, Mrs. Clinton, who had just been elected to the Senate, said, “I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president.”"

Brooks :

The Long Defeat - New York Times

" Last week, an important Clinton adviser told Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (also of Politico) that Clinton had no more than a 10 percent chance of getting the nomination. Now, she’s probably down to a 5 percent chance.

Five percent."

David paints a picture of a political machine, maybe one that has no "off switch"

Down...hill from there.
And taking down the party with them?

But things may change.

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