Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Losing by Winning

As I posted earlier, she cannot win. She did not reach the 12 point threshold she needed to keep her candidacy viable. She might have won the primary in PA, but she lost the primary. As Robert Creamer writes:

The Pennsylvania Primary was Hillary Clinton's last chance to deliver a game changing blow to Obama's campaign for the nomination. She failed to deliver.

Pennsylvania provided her with her final real opportunity to knock the wheels off the Obama campaign. She needed a crushing victory of 18% to 25% to have any real chance of altering the math or the psychology. Demographically, Pennsylvania was made for Hillary: the second oldest state in the nation, heavily blue collar, Catholic and rural -- Hillary's voter profile. She started with a lead of almost 20 points. But her final margin -- which the Pennsylvania Secretary of State says was only 9.2% -- fell far short of what was needed to stop Obama's nomination.


All that remains for Clinton are more opportunities for her own campaign to be shut down. If she loses Indiana and North Carolina it will be extremely hard for her to continue. But there is no longer any opportunity for her to defeat Obama.

Clinton's may have won last night, but she failed to do what she needed to do to derail Obama's march to the nomination. In retrospect, Pennsylvania will appear as Clinton's Waterloo.

Read Robert's full post.

Dylan Loewe has this to say:

Hillary Clinton scored a decisive victory against Barack Obama in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. But underlying the numbers, there is a new kind of inevitability on the horizon. Certainly her campaign will use the night's victory to propel the race forward into Indiana and North Carolina, hoping against hope that few noticed what actually transpired. But with her luck running as perilously low as her campaign war chest, it would seem improbable that the media would provide her cover yet again.

After tonight, despite an apparent ten point victory in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton is no longer electable in a general election.

All there is for Obama supporters to do now is to ignore the Main Stream Media as is struggles, stumbles, and falls all over itself, and then climbs up its own collective ass to spin some sort of blathering bullshit that serves no other purpose than to creative some sort of false and useless narrative about this campaign in order to sell more advertising to be shoved down the throats of all those who are unfortunate enough to not see past their true intent.

Actually, one more thing Obama supporters can do is to support the Obama campaign. Donate a few dollars to the campaign, or make some phone calls to North Carolina or Indiana, or send nice emails to the precinct captains and volunteers in those states (here, here).

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