Obama and his netroots campaign have redrawn the electoral map. In most states I believe that registered Democrats now outnumber republicans.
Hillary's focus is only on the handful of big states.. the non latte sippers( Like New York and California.. those latte haters?)
Obama will bring many more states into play.
You see its a change in how politics is done..
We can stick to the old and obviously loosing, big state strategy, like Clinton...
or we can embrace the new changing American population and attitude which will redraw the US electoral Map a lovely shade of blue this November.
That candidate trashing went both ways..
Don't presume all the work to reunite is solely Obama's and his supporters.. you Hillary ppl gotta make an effort also.. which includes accepting your sides share of insults and abuse.
Hillary wants to give everyone a 3 month (for this summer) gas tax holiday.. remember the gas tax goes into the road construction/upkeep budget.
Then assuming she got into office.. she would then have to start pushing this windfall tax through the system.
As it would most likely take months if not years of legal wrangling and lobbying by the oil companies not to get taxed.. where does this money come from until Clinton can actually figure out how to squeeze oil rock for money.
Unless the tax on the oil companies comes first.. they will keep the bill to windfall tax them tied up in lobbying and legal discourse for years. Meanwhile while we would get the 18 cent relief for 3 months.. imagine the reaction when that 3 months is over and the prices, which will probably still slowly increase, will suddenly get jacked up 18 cents.
Hillary is trying to convince ppl that she could successfully enact this gas tax holiday w/i the next 2 months (in her current position as senator) BEFORE she has demonstrated any realistic means of getting the oil companies to pay for it.
Remember while she is pushing for the tax holiday this summer.. how exactly is she planning to write up legislation and push this new tax bill through congress in the next 2 months in time for her 3 month summer holiday?
Keep in mind she not only, has only 2 months to get this Holiday approved, while in the midst of the campaign fight of her life, but she also has to prove to the voters she could actually force the oil companies to pay for it after she finally gets into office.
Until she does have a solid provable tax on the oil companies and has that money rolling in to make up the deficit the tax holiday would cause in the transportation budget.. how does she plan to pay for this other then by stripping money from the 1 department that actually uses that tax to repair and maintain roads?