Saturday, March 15, 2008

Going the Distance Hillary v. Obama Part I

"I'm not a member of any organized party. I'm a Democrat."
--Will Rodgers--
The nomination as it stands today, is Obama's. As long as he stays competitive, in Pennsylvania and wins the rest of the states he should win, he will walk into the convention with the most votes (Florida and Michigan notwithstanding), most delegates and most states won.

So the question remains is why is Hillary Clinton doing this? What does she have to gain?

Some would say the Presidency. Yet the question remains is, at what cost? Hillary is staying in the race and is ready to slice and dice Obama into little bits until her crew bolstered by the media looking for a story will try to rip him to shreds in hopes that something damaging enough will surface and torpedo the Obama juggernaut.

This situation is untenable and cannot go on all summer. Something has got to give. What it is will be one of the following (in no particular order):
1. Superdelegate Vanguard: Al Gore, John Edwards, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jimmy Carter et al come out early to end this for one or the other.
2. Hillary loses Pennsylvania, possible but not likely.
3. Hillary and the Media and the Republicans can find better dirt than Obama's pastor (btw where's Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton when a black preacher is being slimed??? not enough money to be made, if you don't know I'll address this in a later posting.)
4. Obama bombs, they find something irreparably damaging that kills his candidacy.
5. This drags on, and the time comes for Obama to give up the high road and come out swinging, and the winner of the slugfest is the nominee.

More posts to come.

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