I think Hillary must be defeated, bc her statements to donors in early March show that she's anti-democratic (MoveOn gushes money and "activates the Democratic base," who turn out in large numbers, don't agree with her, etc.). I'm also concerned about her continuing to lie when her statements can be fact-checked. In MoveOn's case, it was her lying that they opposed war in Afghanistan. I definitely don't want to learn about reality through her filter. Someone, referring to her, said we don't need another escapee from reality in the WH.
I am also disappointed that Hillary did as well as she did, but I had predicted on Chris Cillizza's Fix that she'd win by 10, so I don't know why I was disappointed. I couldn't see any way, except by wishful thinking, that Obama could prevail in PA. Musta had a lot more wishful thinking than I knew. I think I just didn't want to see Hillary dancing on her opponents' graves again and hear her gloating.
I've asked Cillizza and many others to comment on how Limbaugh's Operation Chaos is skewing the results. Hillary won TX by 109K, but 119K Republicans crossed over to vote for her. I'd like to get a ballpark estimate of the impact of Operation Chaos on OH and PA. Would she wind up with fewer popular votes or would those votes by balanced by independents' support for Obama?
Jeff Greenfield says there won't be a brokered convention, because there aren't any high-powered brokers any more. And besides, if the Clintons own the Dem party who would broker them out of the nomination? So brokering would favor the Clintons, IMHO. If Obama accepted brokering, he'd be acting inconsistently with his campaign to free the party from special interests. And his emphasis on hearing the voice of the people implies to me that the decision should wait until the primaries are over. So I'm with Howard Dean--let's hear from the superdelegates after June 3rd.
In the meantime, can Hillary and Barack target McCain as well as each other?
On to North Carolina and Indiana.
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