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our long national nightmare

MSNBC reports that Hillary Clinton has cancelled all her public appearances tomorrow. It's over.


Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I'm not sure. She sure sounded defiant last night.

If Sen. Clinton DOES concede, my advice to Obama has been to continue. After a few days to rest and recuperate with family (and a stop by the Senate to vote for a strong global warming bill and against more war funding), he should VISIT the remaining states and MI and FL. This would show he doesn't take them for granted and that he values the way that the primaries have generated such huge new increases in the Democratic voting rolls. We want THAT momentum to continue through to Nov.

At any rate, TiA, our LOONG national nightmare won't be over until W is out of office, Habeas Corpus is restored, the Gitmo Gulag closed down, the troops brought home, preemptive war (re)declared illegal, etc.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:49:00 AM

Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Now, she's rescheduled an event in WV. But Gen. Wes Clark, one of her staunchest supporters, called her last night and advised calling it quits.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:54:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Clinton still thinks she can win, otherwise why would she stay in the race at this point?

I'm not one who thinks she's staying in just to make the situation difficult for Obama.


Thursday, May 08, 2008 2:08:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

I think she's staying in partly because it's easy to become insulated in these types of situations (eg, everyone around her is afraid to tell her it's impossible), and partly because she's trying to decide what to do to ensure her future in the party. But we'll see.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 2:53:00 PM

Blogger Roger said...

I think she will stay in until June 6, when she will back out, graciously I hope. I think her campaign now will turn toward "how the Democrats can beat McCain" rather than a challenge to Obama. He has it, she knows it, she needs to end with a better legacy....she has an opportunity to unite....deals can be made...Obama can agree to pay a portion of her campaign debt (it's always done that way), and she can begin to work her crowd towards supporting him, which, eventually, they will.

I have never, ever been for her...but I admire her intelligence, her grit, her sense of history...she doesn't have the experience that she so quickly claims, but she has enough...what she lacked, it seems to me, is an inability to help people truly envision a differnt kind of politics...and as Thomas Friedman wrote this week, that is truly a major consideration, despite any cynicism towards Obama's "hope campaign"...

Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:43:00 PM

Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Well, her "I've got the white people" comment sure wasn't gracious!

Saturday, May 10, 2008 7:19:00 AM


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