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March 27, 2008

I love this primary season

Headline: Democratic race over? Clinton doesn’t think so

Posted by Karol at 04:06 PM |
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She really has a big set on her, doesn’t she?

Posted by: StB at March 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm

When you’re prepared to wreck your party and potentially spark nationwide riots that sorta goes without saying, no?

Posted by: James at March 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm

I had to laugh when I came across that David Brooks’ column posing the question of when HRC will withdraw from this race.
That’s akin to asking one of those cyborgs in The Terminator when it’ll stop trying to kill Sarah Connor’s kid.

Posted by: Gerard at March 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm

The thing is, the Democrats are in the process of nominating someone whom 50% of the country wouldn’t for for even if Malcolm X were the only other option, and Malcolm X.
(Yeah, that’s unfair to Obama, but he messed up his “explanation” speech about as badly as he could. He made it clear that though he talks a change game, same-old same-old is good enough for him. Game over.)

Posted by: Mark Poling at March 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Believe me, no one in the world is happier than I to watch the S.S. Clinton burn to the water line.
But G_d bless her firey sould for soldiering on.
The Democrats picked our nominee for us. Now we get to watch their party disintegrate.

Posted by: Snopp-Diggity-DANG-Dawg at March 27, 2008 at 9:51 pm

There are whispers among the Democratic superdelegates that the party will lose the White House if either Clinton or Obama are nominated. Therefore, let’s come up with the profile of the likely compromise candidate. First, the candidate would have to subscribe to the economic and foreign policy pronouncements of both of the present candidates. That is easily done, as many Congressional Democrats share the same worldview. The compromise candidate will also have to stanch the bleeding caused by the identity politics practiced by both Obama and Clinton camps. This would have to be done in two stages. First, to counteract the black vs. female battle, the compromise candidate would probably be a black woman. Secondly, the compromise candidate must have a record of backing the Clintons while they were in office but must also be able to reach out to the far left wing of the party. She must be “authentically” black to get support from the Sharpton-Wright subset of the black wing of the party. She must also be a proven fund-raiser from both domestic and foreign sources (just as the Clintons are master fund-raisers from foreign sources). This all points to one woman, and one woman only. The perfect compromise candidate for the Democratic Party would be…….Cynthia McKinney!

Posted by: chsw at March 28, 2008 at 12:06 am

I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the obvious here, that this happens to be an opinion piece, masquerading as news.
Well, no, I’m not really surprised, but it does seem more charitable….:)

Posted by: Anonymous at March 28, 2008 at 4:50 am

“I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the obvious here, that this happens to be an opinion piece, masquerading as news.”
…and we’re lucky to even get that.
Usually it’s not even opinion, but just something along the lines of:
“here’s something Allah said”
“here’s a song I like”

Posted by: E5 at March 28, 2008 at 7:49 am

well, technically I guess the above comments are opinion, but I meant political opinion.

Posted by: E5 at March 28, 2008 at 7:56 am

Stop looking at our primary. Stop it. Go watch your own primary.

Posted by: Not Dawn Summers at March 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

But Daaawwwwwnnnn, we want to watch the train wreck! We can’t look away.
Especially when you keep hearing all the old party hands say, “Oh, we’ve had contentious convention battles before! The party will survive!” Really? Have you heard of this little invention called the internet? 24/7 cable news? Yeah, last convention that went to the wire was Gary “Monkey Business” Hart getting schlonged in favor of Walter Mondale–how’d that work out for the Dems again?
Like I said–the fact that you have Clinton surrogates saying, “Bill and Hillary built this party!” indicates that someone has a rather large sense of entitlement working in her brain. Better hope that Clan Clinton doesn’t subscribe to Bill Cosby thinking (”I brought you into this world, I can take you out…”) with regards to “their” creation.
Now pardon me as I start laying on food, water, and ammunition–it’s going to be a tense fall.

Posted by: James at March 28, 2008 at 10:03 am

“I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the obvious here, that this happens to be an opinion piece, masquerading as news.”
Unlike E5, I know you were referring to the linked article. I too was surprised that Reuters published something so blatantly opiniated. Or, not surprised exactly, more surprised they were doing it to the Dems for once. Yeah, if I were a Clinton-supporting Dem, I’d definitely call them on this one.

Posted by: Karol at March 28, 2008 at 10:24 am

yeah…. i don’t click links… usually I don’t even read the text you type, but just skip straight to the comments…
I’ll try to make an uninformed assumption about what the linked article was about by reading the first few comments, then just run with that assumption.
It hardly ever works out.
Although I do remember recently reading an article you linked to about House… now there’s a fantastic show… what’d you guys think about last weeks episode? Really makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the world, right?

Posted by: E5 at March 28, 2008 at 10:36 am

Hahaha. Democrats at work are trying to get people behind the idea of Al Gore sweeping in at the last moment and taking the nomination. Party leaders were worried blacks might stay home if Clinton is nominated – how will it look to big O supporters if Obama is ahead and the superdelegates throw the whole thing to Gore?
And I thought the whole Huckabee thing was bad for the Republicans. It’s hard to see how this can end well for Democrats – if Johnny Mac just keeps his mouth shut and looks presidential he’s gonna be in really good shape for the general.

Posted by: Eric at March 28, 2008 at 10:41 pm
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