Archive for the ‘Hillary Clinton’ category

Is Hillary’s concession too late?

June 5, 2008

Hillary Clinton has finally conceded the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama, who has claimed enough delegates to win the outright nomination.  This is the move the Democratic National Committee wanted months ago.

For all intents and purposes, Obama sewed up the nomination in a narrow defeat in the Ohio primary.  While losing, Obama won enough delegates to build an insurmountable lead.  Everyone this side of Bill Clinton was begging Hillary to drop out of the race.

John McCain wrapped up the Republican nomination in what now seems like eons ago, and he has had his sights set on the Dems for months, but even with the DNC saying that Hillary was damaging the party’s chances to win in November by dragging out a lost battle,  the indefatigable New York senator forged ahead.

Now, Hillary is finally calling it quits and promising to do whatever she can do to help Obama win the White House.

One must wonder if her concession is too late.

DNC clobbers Hillary

June 1, 2008

All the kings horses and all the kings men and the entire Democratic National Committee can’t put Hillary Clinton’s chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination together again.

In fact, the DNC worked very hard yesterday to smash into tiny pieces any semblance of hope Hillary had at surpassing Barack Obama, when the committee decided to split delegates in Michigan down the middle — virtually wrapping up the nomination for Obama.

It has been a great fight, but I for one say let’s move ahead to Obama vs. McCain.

Hillary fighting to the bitter end

May 31, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to assume that Barack Obama would win the Democratic Win McNameepresidential nomination, based on his seemingly insurmountable delegate lead, Hillary Clinton has lept back into the fray, fists ablazing.

The Dallas News reports that the Democratic National Committee will decide today whether or not to seat the delegates from Michigan and Florida.  As you may recall, both of these renegade states held primaries too early, based on DNC rules, and their delegates have not been awarded to anyone.

Hillary contends that these delegates will vault her back into contention, while Obama and most political wonks disagree.

Regardless of how it all ends, Hillary Clinton just won’t go away.  Some people say she’s manipulating the system.  Others go as far as to call her evil.

One thing is certain.  Hillary Clinton is a fierce fighter. 

Makes you wonder if she isn’t the kind of tenacious politician that America needs to bring out of the depths of recession and ugly foregin affairs?