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Can we get this over with already:

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Hillary dismisses the Michigan delegate plan agreed to by state leaders. Surprised? Nah:

Camp Hillary is rejecting the new plan floated today by Michigan Dems that would seat the delegation by awarding 69 delegates to Hillary and 59 to Obama.

I thought giving her ten points in a race where Obama wasn’t even on the ballot was pretty fair.

Make it stop!!!

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After the voting is complete in Kentucky and Oregon, Obama will declare victory having the lead in every meaningful metric – and most importantly the delegate lead he has held since sweeping 11 primary contests in a row. Hillary, of course, will set up a nasty 11 day fight until the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meets to consider what to do about Michigan and Florida.

From Politico:

On May 20 we’re going to declare victory,” said an Obama senior advisor who asked that his name be withheld to speak candidly, adding that after those contests they will be […]

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The crowd senses this thing has gone on too far and takes Hillary to task for prolonging the inevitable:

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s greatest gift may be her ability to remain upright and smiling as chaos and chagrin surround her…

…Mrs. Clinton endured boos when she mentioned her proposal for a gasoline tax holiday, catcalls when she spoke of ending the Iraq war and, most difficult of all, the heckling of her daughter, Chelsea, who introduced her.

“End the dynasty!” a young man holding an Obama poster shouted when Chelsea Clinton stepped to the microphone.

She’s lost […]

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A Game Changer Indeed

On May 7, 2008 By

Obama won North Carolina convincingly. He nearly won Indiana. This was the game changer Clinton was looking for, only in the opposite. Barack Obama just showed the super delegates that he could take the worst two weeks of his campaign, come off a big loss in Pennsylvania, and bounce back to surprise everyone. He outperformed and it’s becoming clear that he is the nominee.

Based on my predictions, he outperformed my expectations in North Carolina by 3.4% and Indiana by a whopping 6.4%.

There really is no argument left for Hillary. I predict much hilarity will ensue. […]

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I’ve watched Indiana go from +14 Hillary, to +10, to +8, to now +4.

This thing is over. She got blown out in North Carolina and barely won (if she does) Indiana.

Obama just gave a pre-acceptance speech and it was killer. He’s putting John McCain on notice that he’s coming and he’ll take all attacks with the grace and urgency that he has taken all of Hillary’s shit.

Make no mistake about it, the man is a player.

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Damn:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated and searched three Barack Obama campaign offices in Indiana in response to a bomb threat that was made while people voted in the state’s primary.

That’s the best exit poll you could ask for!

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(CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama will win the North Carolina Democratic primary, CNN projects, but the race in Indiana is still too close to call.

Obama will pick up the larger share of North Carolina’s 115 delegates.

Please let there be a knockout blow! Please!!!

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Sure! I’m going with:

Indiana: Clinton 54.2/Obama 45.8 (Clinton +8.4)

North Carolina: Obama 55.3/Clinton 44.7 (Obama +10.6)

Make yours in comments

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How much more of this are we gonna see? (hopefully not much)

First there’s the hit:

On a conference call with reporters this morning, the Clinton campaign knocked Barack Obama over a report in the Wall Street Journal today that Obama “won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption.”

Then the boomerang:

I’ve obtained audio of Clinton’s own endorsement meeting with the Teamsters last March 27, above, in which she similarly suggested that the decree should be lifted.

Whoops. Damn. […]

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Clinton WILL Go Nuclear

On May 6, 2008 By

In case anyone was still wondering the answer is yes. Yes she will burn this thing down around her:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate within Democratic circles by the end of this month.

With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party’s 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could — when the committee meets at the end of this month — try […]

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