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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary's Shifting Goalposts

Every time something goes against her plan, Hillary or her campaign comes up with a new metric, or parameter or definition of success. After losing North Carolina heavily and winning Indiana only narrowly, she and her supporters quoted Obama out of context saying "Indiana will be a tie-breaker" and proclaimed victory. But there now seems to be an air of inevitability around Obama. Even the media which unrealistically pretended this race was alive, seems to be giving up. But Hillary keeps shifting goalposts.

Here is an excellent compilation of her goalpost-shiftiness.

When you boil it all down, in determining the Democratic Party‘s presidential nominee, only one vote really matters. The 50-something conservative registered Democrat who‘s not independent but not a part of the base, and skipped college so they can go straight into teaching rather than become a casino worker, who votes on domestic issues but not in the primary or caucus and in a big state that doesn‘t border Illinois, that has elected female governors and members of Congress, but didn‘t vote Republican in 2004, won‘t vote Republican in 2008, and didn‘t vote for Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988 during an all day vote except between the hours of 7:00 and 7:15 p.m. Oh, they don‘t object their vote being overruled by superdelegates.