What Now?… ~ Wilfong

 

Mo Morris asked an innocent question of us.  “What now?”  This was in reference to yesterday’s voting, in Oregon and Kentucky.   Well Mo, we do what we usually do after a supposedly “trouncing”, in a race that’s been over a long time, now.

We rise in the National Polls, we collect a few more super-delegates and we are reminded of the tremendous ground force we have and the money-raising machine we’ve created.  And, we remain thankful that we have the most outstanding candidate in the World.  Maybe, the greatest of all timmmmes!  (Doing our best impersonation of Muhammad Ali.)  We stay with our game plan.  

According to a Reuters/ Zogby Poll, Barack Obama has opened an 8-point national lead over John McCain.  Additionally, the poll found that Obama increased his lead over Hillary Clinton to 26 points, “doubling his advantage from mid-April as Democrats begin to coalesce around Obama and prepare for the general election battle with McCain”.

Seems like the whole world realizes it’s over, except for Bill & Hillary Clinton.  According to Newsmax, Bill Clinton  went on  a tirade yesterday, accusing and blaming everybody but his wife and himself, for the fact that she will NOT be the “inevitable” candidate that they thought she was- that they smugly presented her to be. 

Now get this: “Clinton attributes Sen. Barack Obama’s delegate lead to the bias the press has shown during this year’s campaign and pressed the argument Hillary made earlier in the day, that she had now and would have at the end of the primary process more popular votes than Obama.

“I believe it is far more likely than not when this is over she will have won a majority of all the votes cast in all the states,” he said.

“Clinton attributes Sen. Barack Obama’s delegate lead to the bias the press has shown during this year’s campaign and pressed the argument Hillary made earlier in the day, that she had now and would have at the end of the primary process more popular votes than Obama.”

“I believe it is far more likely than not when this is over she will have won a majority of all the votes cast in all the states,” he said.

“[Bill] Clinton also ridiculed Obama for vastly outspending Hillary in several states Obama lost. ” A most obvious response to Bill Clinton is to retort “Well, he does have it to spend.” A more relevant response would include, “Now, we hope you don’t come asking us to pay for that which you spent foolhardily, trying to be Rocky Balboa.”

As to “the campaign” we fault the press a bit for acting as if there really was a “race”, over these last couple months.  Clinton only had a puncher’s chance after Pennsylvania.  She lost North Carolina by a rout.  Then barely held on in Indiana.  Not to be undone, she slogged on.  Meanwhile she hoped a “train wreck” might befall Barack Obama.  And, all this time she and her husband were trying to kneecap the “presumptive candidate”.

Meanwhile, the Clintons need to understand, and be prepared to accept the rules, until changed.  In the United States of America we have this Electoral College system.  The President of the United States is elected, not by the number of “popular votes”, but by the majority of the Electoral College votes. 

Each Party has its own way of selecting their nominee.  The Republicans have theirs and the Democrats have theirs.  CURRENTLY, the Democrats choose their candidate on the basis of “delegate votes”.  It may be flawed.  But, that’s not the point.  It’s the rule-until changed. 

So, chill, Bill.  And, Hillary, somebody go drag her hindparts off the field…   

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