I think everyone would be fine with the continuing primary if Clinton would promise to suspend her campaign if she is behind after the final contests on June 3. But she will never do that.
When the Clinton camp says things like this, they are simply trying to tamp down all talk about making the race end in May, like after Indiana. They make soothing noises to say, "What's the rush? Just a few more weeks and it will all be over." It will not be over.
This race is over when the party bigwigs visit Hillary and tell her to stop. It's over when Reid puts together enough people to threaten to strip her seniority unless she quits. Until then, the selfish person will burn the party down because she can't get what she wants.
Actually, the point being made is that RCP has a line listing the popular vote totals with FL and MI, but that line excludes the caucus states. When the caucus state estimates are added in, Obama has a 200,000+ lead.
If we really count ALL of the votes, Clinton is still a loser. Presuming Obama is breathing.
Wow, even Terry McAuliffe wasn't so shameless as to count Michigan in his cooked-up popular vote total.
Besides, you'd better get on board the spin train. The Clinton camp doesn't want to announce that popular vote is a definitive criteria. Rather, they'll wait until June 3 and then announce a rule that guarantees that they win.
Hillary has already proven that she can win big when Obama is not even on the ballot -- that's the lesson of Michigan. Since only a Wellstone event will get him off the ballot in the upcoming states, that's her best shot.
One of the best things about the series was how it really got at the emotion of the deteriorating relationship between Adams and Jefferson. It was sad to see what happened, and the way they played the letters in the final episode had quite a punch.
Also, the guy who played Jefferson made some weird choices, but he was pretty good anyway.
Right on. I am getting tired of Clinton supporters who piss all over Obama, send in money so Hillary can do McCain's dirty work for him, and then demand that Obama "make amends" to them.
It seems to me that if you are such a baby that you demand Obama apologize to you for the nearly unforgivable act of defeating your preferred candidate, the more appropriate response is "fuck you."
Vote for McCain in the fall, or Nader, or stay home. Live with yourself for helping to tee up the country for another four years of war and economic destruction. You can relive your petulance every time the reinforced Roberts court hands down a decision.
After all, if you care about women's issues and working class issues, the best thing you can do is help McCain get elected, right? If that's how you feel, then that is your right as an American citizen, and oh by the way, fuck you.
You forgot Muslim-Gate, Pledge-Gate, Madrassa-Gate, MI/FL-Gate, and Embittered Post Menopausals Stay Home-Gate.
The more interesting question, though, is whether Hillary herself will spend more money pushing these things than the Republicans will. Because at the rate the fundraising is going, the best 527 the Republicans have working for them is the Clinton campaign.