• comment on a post Getting MI out of the way over 6 years ago


    Democratic primaries - it depends on what a "win" is.

    The Clinton campaign want to seat Florida and Michigan delegates because Senator Clinton had a win in each state. She had gone so far to hold a victory rally on election night in Florida to celebrate her "win". It takes a lot of nerve to claim a "win" when there has been no contest. If an opposing team doesn't show up for a game, the other team doesn't say that it won the game.

    The Clintons stop at nothing when it comes to putting a spin on win. Senator Clinton, having outpolled Obama in Ohio, New York, and California and expecting the same in Pennsylvania keeps contending that she deserves the nomination because he can't win the big states. What nonsense! These are primaries, where Clinton usually has the support of the governors, mayors, and the Democratic establishment. These were not races against Republicans. Does Senator Clinton expect us to believe that, with Obama the nominee, all of those who voted for her in the primary will suddenly become Republicans and vote for McCain?

    homer   www.altara.blogspot.com

  • comment on a post So, Is Bloomberg Running? over 7 years ago


    Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done a very good job running NYC. His switch of party affiliation from Republican to Independent has fueled speculation that he may well run as a third party candidate for president in 2008.

    Let's look back to the effect of the campaign of a major third party candidate, Ralph Nadar, in 2000. Mr. Nadar garnered some 90,000 votes in Florida; Al Gore lost the state, in "official" count, by a little more than 500 votes. Certainly, Mr. Gore could have won by doing lots of thinks differently in his campaign, but clearly Nadar cost him the election.

    Think of some of the probable difference in the last six years, had Gore won:

    No invasion of Iraq with its disastrous consequences.
    No massive deficit
    No illegal eavesdropping, renditions, and the like.
    No extensive and questionable politicizing of the Federal government
    Continued respect by foreign nations and peoples.
    Environmental improvement instead of deterioration.
    Action on global warming
    Appointment of Justices who respect women's rights.

    A Bloomberg candidacy would draw from Democratic voters, which could result in continued Republican misrule. Mr. Bloomberg, if you are pro-choice and believe in honest and competent, make the right choice and do not run!

    homer  www.altara.blogspot.com

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