The problem with Hillary's postion is its Political Suicide in the fall (unless see assumes that both of her plan's parts would be aprt of one bill and that such a bill would automatically be vetoed, which frankly would be even more disingenous):
Let's say be some miracle both of Clinton's bill parts go through, and that she somehow wins the nomination (both things which are are around 1% likely), in August when the Holiday end McCain wil push legislation to make the Holiday permanent, when Hillary opposes said legislation McCain will quite rightly run on the argument that "Hillary wants to rise the price of gas, at a time of record prices Hillary Clinton wants make you pay even more at the pump" and once he does that, if Jerome is right about the shortsighted stupidity of the average voter, well the eolection's in the bag.
Um, no she can't win PA with lowered AA turnout, look at Rendell's victory, and realize that the map he won is pretty much Obama's PA map (Rendell only won like 10 counties, or 3 more than Obama), then realize that she'll get destroyed with lowered AA turnout, the smae thing is true in Ohio, hell she's already liekly to lose MI due to AA turnout (there's a reason that Obama is shown winning MI and Hillary losing it even on this site), FL is possilbe buty dicey with lowered AA turnout, if youth turnout falls as well she's pretty mcuh screwed.
What is Ford's resume: 8 yrs in the House, man wow, while he does have more time in elected office than Hillary (htough lets be hones who doesn't, I mean Obama doubles her up, but we're cool with her being a neophyte I guess) he trails Obama in that area.
Oh and as for Scandals, I don't think the Palyboy thing will fly with the types of voters Hillary needs, I mean lets face a significant % of thsoe guys aren't real big of AA's near white women.
1) Your argument only works in and unbound function, in a bound function there is almost always going to be a negative second derivative, and its a bbit meaningless as a metric, there's a reason Hillary donesn't try and use this as an argument to say she's winning: "Obama's winning every week by less, so therefore eventually I'll win a week" is quite simply not a winning argument.
2) I really want an argument how Black Liberattion Theology is more of a negative than some other Theological philosophy, say Catholicism.