Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Hillary needs total Obama collapse right now, She's not getting it. Panic not.
OK, I admit it, I was succumbing to what Al Giordano at The Field calls Chicken Littleism. But wasn't it justified? What sort of phantasmagoria has this Clinton campaign become? Earlier this evening I was listening to AAR; David Bender was speaking to a Clinton surrogate in North Carolina, and was pressing her on Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" (which has that even been talked about in the MSM? other than by probably Keith Olbermann?)--his point was that statistical evidence was now available to see how this phenomenon had had discernible results in Texas and in Pennsylvania. Bender asked this surrogate if both candidates ought not denounce that shit. The surrogate's response:
1) There was no evidence Operation Chaos was real.
2) In any case, she'd take the votes.
She also asserted that the Florida delegates would be seated come hell and/or high water.
So let's see: Hillary's remaining in this race has depended on the daily, continuous work of Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News Network; and if she has her way, there's going to be a bloodbath at the Dem rules committee meeting later this month.
As Larry David wrote on March 6, "There have been times in this campaign when she seemed so unhinged that I worried she'd actually kill herself if she lost."
What sort of gore are we going to have to witness in the next month?
That said, it's a good night--let's drink to Obama.
Speaking of which, I just got an email from the Obama camp, asking for exactly $25. So I'm giving them $25. It's what I would have spent on 4 pints + tip had I been watching the returns in a bar.