Hillary MUST win North Carolina! [UPDATED]
by FOB92, Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 12:38:03 PM EDT
Let's get real! It's mid April and Hillary hasn't closed the deal. Sure, she has got a slight super delegate lead, but she has also failed over EIGHT times to end the nomination: first in Iowa, then in South Carolina (despite Bill's best efforts); next on Super Tuesday, then on the FEB 9-10 contests, after that she could have wrapped it up in the Potomac Primaries, and don't forget all her family's efforts on the FEB 19 (HI, WI), and finally she had two more recent chances that slipped by in WY and Mississippi.
And now Hillary's campaign is lowering expectations yet again, this time for North Carolina, another key battleground state.
RALEIGH -- Officials with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign Monday downplayed the importance of the North Carolina primary, as both she and Barack Obama announced plans to stump in the state this week.
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"It's not good enough for her to have a win in Pennsylvania and then turn around and lose in North Carolina," said veteran Democratic strategist Bill Carrick, who is not working with either candidate. "She needs to basically win everything that's left on the calendar."
What's wrong with this picture?
Has there ever been a Democratic nominee who lost over THIRTY contests?
It is Hillary who needs to win North Carolina. It's her last chance to prove to the super delegates that she can win a contest outside her 10-state strategy (that can't be used against the maverick McCain). Oh . . . wait the GOP will lose handily to either Democratic nominee once the $40,000,000 monster run by Brock, Begala, and Soros ruins the Arizona Senator.
Never mind . . . there is no such thing as a must-win State for either candidate. It is all about delegates:
Howard Wolfson now says it's been about delegates from the get-go:
"All along we have said this is a battle for delegates," said Howard Wolfson.
So are there MUST-WIN States . . . or is Howard Wolfson correct that it is all about the delegates?
WAIT . . . maybe it is about electoral-votes in the States you won . . . NO, because that would leave out Puerto Rico . . . and even HRC-Loyalist Begala said that was silly.
SIGH . . . I can't wait for the remaining States to vote, so we can trounce McCain!