Friday, May 09, 2008

The Friday Presidential Race ‘BushWhack’ing

Another week down in the 2008 race to see who will become number 44… there are 25 weeks until Election Day…

  • Read my “Plea to Democrats” and “Read my words, hear my words, let it sink in people!” they’re both moral imperatives for the survival of the Democrats in November.
  • Two more primaries that further dimmed Sen. Clinton’s chances and fortified Sen. Obama’s chances. But you already knew that, didn’t you?
  • Obama visited the House of Representatives yesterday to schmooze. Safe to say they liked him...
  • Obama picked up more super-delegates; North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek, North Carolina DNC member Jeanette Council, and California DNC member Inola Henry, former Clinton supporter George McGovern,
  • Clinton got the super-delegate endorsement of Heath Shuler (D-NC)… I’m surprised he didn’t fumble the announcement. But lost the support of super-delegate Rep. Donald Payne, a New Jersey Democrat and an early Clinton supporter, who is the latest high-profile person to leave Clinton following George McGovern's jumping of the SS Hillary earlier this week... ouch, that's gotta hoit.
  • McCain needs Hispanics
  • Time magazine published the “Five mistakes Clinton Made.” (while I joked earlier this week that ‘hiring Mark Penn’ should have been on the list, the list is, for the most part, spot on. Clinton has been receiving some very bad advice since the campaign season got into full-swing, and instead of being the agent of change; she talked up her experience of being in the White House before as the crucial part of the campaign. After 8 years of the same old, same old, it was NOT the message people were looking for, and that’s what doomed her campaign)
  • With it looking less and less likely that Clinton can garner the nomination, super-delegates are coming out of the woodwork to push her to either give up or keep fighting, at least until Obama seals the deal in Oregon. Stay tuned.
  • Obama’s camp is looking at May 20th to nail down the nomination… which is also the date of Oregon’s primary.
  • Ms. Clinton lent her campaign money again, $6.4 million to be exact.
  • The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is “alive and well” and must continue… at least according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
  • Sen. McCain vows to fight “evil” if elected. Good thing he cleared that up, since he’s a republican, I thought he would fight FOR evil if elected…
  • Al Gore says he still may endorse a nominee. (Gore is a smart man, so his super-delegate vote will go to whomever is the frontrunner. Frankly, at this stage of the game his backing would do little to sway anyone)
  • Sen. Obama on CNN says that the most important thing he could achieve as president would be to deal with Iraq and the threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan while improving “our influence around the world.”
  • Obama got the endorsement of Rush Limbaugh cuz, miraculously, he suddenly has decided that he’s the lesser of the candidates. (Hmmm, seems to be Rush is running scared now and is trying to convince the lemmings that listen to his show that Obama is not going to be a force to reckon with in November. He will be…)
  • And have we mentioned? That Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein has threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance re-votes in Florida and Michigan… (Fuck. Him. Ignoring for a moment that what he’s doing is blackmail, he’s not in charge of a re-vote… matter of fact, neither is Ms. Pelosi… Howard Dean is. These two states broke the rules, balked at earlier attempts to have a re-vote, and now they have to deal with the consequences. If the Democrats play the game of a goddamn movie producer, the backlash will be like nothing seen before…)

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