From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Looking like a 20 point smackdown in Mississippi. This, Wyoming, and the underreported delegate WIN in Texas nullifies anything Hillary did in Ohio on March 4th. It’s a wash to net pickup for Obama. One firewall down. One to go. Moving on to Pennsylvania. The next “big state”. The next “firewall”. The next bitter attempt to get back in this thing.

Two things I know.

1. This thing is over based on the only measures that count.

2. Chris Redfern is going to be the most enthusiastic Obama supporter in Ohio once Obama is the nominee. […]

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Gonna have to get some distance now Hillz. Wowzers!

Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don’t ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his “radical” views, “if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race.”

Damn son. That’s ugly.

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Say what you want about apple, but the music they choose for their commercials is always cool…

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So here’s a question. How is one to convince us she’s ready to serve in the highest office of the nation – ready to serve on day one – when her campaign has shown a complete lack of readiness?

Her campaign has leaned heavily on existing on-the-ground infrastructure and has had institutional advantage after institutional advantage, yet she has won half as many states as the upstart Barack Obama who surely has fewer connections as does the 35 year career politician. She’s behind in pledged delegates and total delegates. She’s not won as much of the popular vote as […]

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First I heard of it was a Tweet from the Obama campaign:

Energized by the news of winning Mississippi. We’ve won the most states, the most votes and the most delegates.

CNN has not called it and their numbers are CNN just called it.

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– (vid ht Tim@BSB)

Wow. Just Wow. (ht Kos)

Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let’s address reality and the problems we’re facing in this world, you’re accused of being racist, so you have to shut up. Racism works in two different directions. I really think they’re attacking me because I’m white. How’s that?

…but it’s Obama who’s playing the race card? Pardon? These guys are a trip. She says this on Fox News no less!

This couldn’t have anything to do with Pennsylvania could it? You know. […]

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As my dad might say: Semper Fi!

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Hey sports fans. Guess what? There’s an election today! MISSISSIPPI! Kinda quiet on that front, eh? What’s at stake? Just more delegates than New Hampshire is all. 40, in fact. Obama is expected to have a big night. One in which will probably completely make up for the “stunning win” in Ohio and Texas that seems to have netted Hillary very few actual delegates – if you don’t count the supers she has lost ground with. They seem to have their ear to the tracks and hear the train a comin’.

So put your ears on and watch Obama […]

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Sinbad has some fun with Hillary

On March 11, 2008 By

Great stuff. Worth a full read.

Hillary says:

Sinbad, along with singer Sheryl Crow, was on that 1996 trip to Bosnia that Clinton has described as a harrowing international experience that makes her tested and ready to answer a 3 a.m. phone call at the White House on day one, a claim for which she’s taking much grief on the campaign trail.

Sinbad says:

Harrowing? Not that Sinbad recalls. He just remembers it being a USO tour to buck up the troops amid a much worse situation than he had imagined between the Bosnians and Serbs.

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It’s easy to believe government has no place in helping people when you don’t need help. But when you do… people flip their position quite quickly.

Many of us have had a change of heart about government action when we encounter unexpected and otherwise insurmountable challenges. Consider the value that my friend, Dennis Sanders, found in Minnesota’s Medicaid program when he needed its assistance back in 1996. Or my experience, when I realized that had it not been for government action, our only child, who suffers from a severe case of Tourette Syndrome, might never have had access to […]

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Axelrod seems to think so:

Obama’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, grouped former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro’s suggestion that Obama owes some part of his success to the fact that he’s black with other gaffes by Clinton backers Robert Johnson and Bill Shaheen, and with Clinton’s “own inexplicable unwillingness” to flatly deny that Obama is a Muslim in a “60 Minutes” interview.

“All this is part of an insidious pattern that needs to be addressed,” he said.

Good think the Hillary camp decided to apologize. LOL:

– (ht Tim)

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