Ever since Obama wrapped up th nomination so many "Clintonista" have sprung forward to say they are for Obama. Makes me wonder. Clintonista was always a slur, never a compliment, when talking about the Clinton's.
Could all these "Clintonista" singing the praises of Obama have been actual Obama supporters all along?
When it looked like it was clearly NOT Clinton, and probably Biden with a Thursday or Friday announcment, ahead of a Springfield photo-op on Sat., might have Clinton gamed Obama?
In light of this leak that Clinton was not even vetted ... not even given a polite look see ... might Obama be weighing what to do now? Maybe he has to make an 11th hour switch and go with Clinton, or risk losing that 11% of Democrats that may be seriously seriously upset at this vetting (non vetting) story.
Could Biden end up looking like the date that got left behind at the dance?
I wonder. Waiting this late to announce is bizaare. What? He is going to text message everyone 5 minutes before appearing with his pick tomorrow?
I hate these lines of attack. Unless the gains were ill gotten what do we gain by pointing them out? So the guy is wealthy. Just like Clinton, and Obama, and Edwards, and Kerry, and Gore.
Going down this road plays into the stereotypes that the right paints us Democrats with. You know we hate success, hate wealth, blah blah blah and all the assorted nonsense that goes with it.
The reason why these line of attack are really bad is because your average American tends to admire wealthy people, and many American, even though they may have little real chance, dream of being wealthy themselves someday. So they are not into ragging on people who have made it (again, unless the person is a crook or something).
If blogs make money the big boys will want a piece. First Read is a good example, and it has something bloggers don't have, reporters who are actually out that can turn out tidbits realtime throughout the day.
So as more people decide to "blog" where will they turn to do it? Most local newspaper sites have dozens of blogs now. That is just another example.
Mainstream, traditional, but it is still were the majority of Americans get their news and it still shapes the most opinions.
Blogs are growing at a rapid rate, but in the end represent a slice ... only one slice of America. I am sure you know more than a thing or two about your demographic.
I also think that when blogs reach maturity and become "mainstream" they won't resemble what we see now. As bloggers start to rely on their sites to generate nice incomes they won't be unlike other media outlets. Some will go for a niche audience. Others will try to aim at a wider slice of the public, and like the tradition, mainstream media today, become more bland, and middle of the roadish
6, 7, 8 months ago Obamamaniacs seemed so sincere in their rants about Obama being differnt, and Clinton being a shill who would say or do anything to be elected, and she was only about winning.
Now that Obama will say or do anything, and the Obama supporters say we'll that is okay now, because it is all about winning afterall, it is perfectly okay with them for Obama to change course to collect votes.
I know what that says about Obama ... it says he is an elected official. But what does it say about Obama supporters?