Sunday, June 01, 2008

Fired Up! Ready to Go!

Notwithstanding a meaningless Clinton victory in Puerto Rico aside, we stand two days away from (hopefully) clinch day for the Obama campaign. I knew that it is nearly over when Obama dusted off the "Fired, Up; Ready to Go / Greenwood, S.C." story for the 1st time in ages.
Remember dudes, One voice can change the world... Magic Number: 64


Head Dude said...

I dunno Dude, Hillary told us Puerto Rico is the true sign of who can win in November, so maybe I should be waffling now. And Harold Ickes says we're stealing an election ... because apparently a compromise where they lost four delegates threatens the bedrock of democracy.
Magic Number: 52!

Head Dude said...

I saw today's speech in South Dakota too, and I actually hadn't heard the story before ... which is saying something because by now, you can almost recite the stump speech from memory.

The Franchise said...

Politics is a topic that largely remains outside my grasp even though I consider myself to be fairly intelligent. I understand that Clinton's pride is getting in the way of her dropping out, and possibly a bit of denial since she probably just assumed she would win before Obama began to become a player.

BUT (emphasis intended because this is a big but) there should have been enough smart people in the party to talk some sense into her at some point. Surely Bill has seen the writing on the wall for a while. Doesn't Clinton throwing her support behind Obama - and possibly becoming his VP - represent the smartest decision for everyone involved at this point?

If McCain wins the general election because of this petty BS I swear my head is probably going to explode...

Head Dude said...

There are smart people who have tried to talk sense into her, but you have to understand that those closest to her (Bill, Harold Ickes, Terry McAuliffe, Mindy Grunwald, etc.) all recognize that if Obama wins in November, they no longer control the Democratic party as they have for the last 16 years, and they're fighting like hell to try and avoid that. If they can get her the nomination, great, but if not, at least if they can make Obama lose to McCain, then the Clintons remain the putative heads of the party, and she's automatically the frontrunner in 2012.
You might be asking yourself, but don't they care at all about the Democratic party and just having a Democratic president, even if not a Clinton. The answer is a resounding NO!

Big Daddy said...

There's been a number of good articles that have popped up comparing the Clinton nomination process to the so-called 5 (or 7 if you prefer a more "modern" update to the K├╝bler-Ross model) Stages of Grief. I think it is a pretty accurate, if somewhat humorous, reflection of the situation. (you can google clinton, stages of grief...the one is fairly good)

But I agree with the Head Dude's analysis as well...I've already gone on record that this win-at-all-cost mentality of the Clinton's completely disgusts me.

And if she somehow Bush's her way to victory or is the reason Obama loses in the fall...I may have to consider leaving the party of my father and grandfather.

Perhaps I'll start the Weitao Party?