Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Story Behind The Story

Story behind the story: The Clinton myth
By Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen
The Politico

One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.

Her own campaign acknowledges there is no way that she will finish ahead in pledged delegates. That means the only way she wins is if Democratic superdelegates are ready to risk a backlash of historic proportions from the party’s most reliable constituency.

Unless Clinton is able to at least win the primary popular vote — which also would take nothing less than an electoral miracle — and use that achievement to pressure superdelegates, she has only one scenario for victory. An African-American opponent and his backers would be told that, even though he won the contest with voters, the prize is going to someone else.

People who think that scenario is even remotely likely are living on another planet.

As it happens, many people inside Clinton’s campaign live right here on Earth. One important Clinton adviser estimated to Politico privately that she has no more than a 10 percent chance of winning her race against Barack Obama, an appraisal that was echoed by other operatives.

In other words: The notion of the Democratic contest being a dramatic cliffhanger is a game of make-believe.

View this entire article.

Personally, I am tired of this game, this "make-believe" world (or is it nightmare) the democratic party is living through at this point. As my 7 year old stated a week ago, "I wish this was already decided..." Me too... Me too...

I have tried not to get immersed in the infighting going on in the Democratic party, because at some point, we're all going to have to come together. Obama or Clinton will be our candidate and the objective will be to beat McCain in November. That's why I'm tired. I try to convince myself that the party will mend, but will it before November? Before it's too late to start the real fight, the one with the Republican party?

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Blogger euddoggwyn said...

thanks for the post!

5:27 AM, March 23, 2008  

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