Remember the Tilt-A-Whirl? That fair ride that you always loved – right before you got on it. Looked like a GREAT idea, right? Spinning around as fast as you can, your cart independent of the others who were all spinning around the same axis. Fun times. Until you got spun out. Sick from the fun.
I think that’s what has happened to the Hillary for President campaign. They are sick from the spinning. Earlier I got an email from Bill stating “We have a strategy in place and a clear path to the nomination.”, which sounded really odd to me. There were no specifics on the “clear path”, but I assume it has something to do with Michigan, Florida, super-delegates, and a drum of kerosene.
Anyway, that leads me to this little nugget. Not long after the Bill email, I get one from Obama campaign manager Plouffe. I laughed so hard I thought I’d share some of it:
When we won Iowa, the Clinton campaign said it’s not the number of states you win, it’s “a contest for delegates.”
When we won a significant lead in delegates, they said it’s really about which states you win.
When we won South Carolina, they discounted the votes of African-Americans.
When we won predominantly white, rural states like Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska, they said those didn’t count because they won’t be competitive in the general election.
When we won in Washington State, Wisconsin, and Missouri — general election battlegrounds where polls show Barack is a stronger candidate against John McCain — the Clinton campaign attacked those voters as “latte-sipping” elitists.
And now that we’ve won more than twice as many states, the Clinton spin is that only certain states really count.
LOL. Clear path my ass. The only thing clear coming out of the Clinton campaign is the obfuscation.