Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Clinton: Time To Pull The Stumps

I think a person has to be on the ground to get a real feel for what's going down, but the view and the feeling I get as I sit in this far removed tower is that Hillary is far from a lot of folks idea of a good cup of tea.

Obviously this appears to be the case from the results so far, but is it that Clinton is so disliked or is it because after the disaster of the last seven years people are ready for a radical shift in leadership?

I can see the attraction with Obama, young, charismatic and articulate and folks could well be saying, in spite of Obama's lack of governmental experience, let's have a complete change, out with the old in with the new.

As I say I'm too far removed, am I close?

This then from Marc Cooper at the Huffpo.

It's 3am and Hillary's Dreaming

To be a winner you have to win. And Tuesday night Hillary Clinton unreservedly won three out of four states. Barack Obama, however, has won twice as many primary and caucus states overall, leads substantially in the popular vote and continues to hold a mathematically insurmountable lead in elected delegates.

For two or three days, the Clinton campaign will spin itself -and the media--silly, breathlessly celebrating her overwhelming victories in Rhode Island and Ohio and her squeaker in Texas.

After the confetti is swept and the champagne bottles are tossed a more sober reality will take hold. Not just that her net gain of delegates this week will be, at most, in the single digits. But worse. There is no plausible scenario in which Clinton can win the nomination. At least not democratically.more

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