Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Post PA Wrapup

Well Hillary has escaped to kneecap Obama another day. She currently has a 10 point lead (11:23 pm) which fits her "I gotta win by double digits" requirements. Obama's speech was very gracious. I have to admit, his speeches are breathtaking. It's just not translating to the rural whites. Negative campaigning does work. What Hillary has done to Obama is the tip of the iceberg compared to what the Repubs are going to do to him.

The architects of the "Willie Horton" ads are at it again. I shudder to think what it will be about. Of course it's against Obama.

After all is said and done tonight, my question is: Does Hillary think the DNC is going to throw Obama supporters under the bus and choose her as the nominee? Or is she positioning herself for 2012? Is Hillary willing to have the Democrats lose the election by destroying Obama? Is she THAT conniving? If she does that, does she REALLY think there will be a country left for her to run as president in 2012?

PA Election Day

Ok, it's some 8 and a half hours before polls close in PA. Here are my thoughts about the outcome.

It's curious that Obama is saying that "he thinks they will do well" in PA. Which to my ears means, I think we're going to lose by low single digits or win. Because if his internal polls were saying he's going to lose big he can't say he thinks he'll do well because when he loses big, that loss will be magnified. So, I think he must sense something happening. Some real tightening in the race.

What Hillary is saying seems to also bear this out. One of her supporters said today that "A win is a win". Which means if they win by only 1/2 a percentage point they will spin this as a HUGE win for them. Which in reality it isn't, because this was expected to be a blowout for her a month ago. The polls show her ahead by single digits today. A stunning loss of some 15 points in a month.

It's still early in the day and information is still scarce but some blogs are starting to make predictions. A good one www.dailykos.com has an interesting theory about the Lehigh Valley outside of Philadelphia.

Apparently how this area goes, so goes the state. It had been thought to be heavily for Hillary so both candidates hadn't visited there. That is until a few days ago when a poll of the area showed a very close race.

I'm going to play it safe and predict a very close win for Hillary. But I wouldn't be surprised if Obama wins.

P.S., as an example of how motivated some people are to vote in this primary, a source in the PA voter registration office told me of one person who called the office yesterday to inquire as to how to vote if you will not be able to make it to the polls. She had a good excuse. She's was in labor and will likely be giving birth today, but she wants to vote. She was informed that she could fill out an emergency vote form at the office. But ask yourself, if you were in labor would you thinking about voting? She also said that she would ask her doctor to let her leave the hospital for a few hours to go vote. That's motivation. Which candidate do you think inspires that much devotion?

Sunday, April 20, 2008


George Snufflelufagus Stephanopoulos blamed his spectacular failure to behave as a journalist at last week's debate on Barack Obama supporters on his Sunday show.

He was supported by his ABCnews co-workers who all offered a massive rationalization of why everyone on the planet "drinked their milkshake" after the debate.

"Obama's supporters have a sense of entitlement" said one of them. Please. You guys are whores and this simple fact can be proved by the sheer number of commercials you ran. You stopped just short of selling ads on your suits like a NASCAR driver.

Whore Whore Whore. Asked and answered. Just like the sniper questions, just like Obama's "patriotism" questions - which are by the way racist because no one EVER asks Hillary those questions. Asked and answered - move on.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Day New Politics

This blog will be a survey of what's being said in political blogs. It's my own commentary on what's being said and what's not being said. Political blogs are having an unprecidented affect on the political process this election year. I intend to report daily on the hot topics and reporting being done.