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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, January 07, 2008

Once again, I'm ahead of the curve

I called it on Saturday, either Hillary will bail now or go on the offensive to try to salvage what's left of the campaign. It looks as though I was right....again...

Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!

"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats.

Key players in Clinton's inner circle are said to be split. James Carville is urging her to fight it out through at least February and Super Tuesday, where she has a shot at thwarting Barack Obama in a big state. But others close to the former first lady now see no possible road to victory, sources claim.

In American politics, once the perception exists that you are losing a campaign and are weak, it is very difficult to recover from. Once voters hear that even campaign insiders are skeptical of her chances, then they stop donating money and effort. Americans love a winner, and Obama looks like one right now. I predict Hillary abandons the race after New Hampshire. Good riddance.

1 comment:

Robert Underwood said...

The problem in the inner circles of the Democratic party are mounting rapidly. They don't want Obama to run - this time. They want him to show up well and garner steam for an '08 campaign. Hillary is the only Dem. that has a slight chance to win in November. The Dem. inner circle hope was that the Republicans would shoot each other down and create havoc among supporters so that upon the general election, said voters would stay away, thus giving the "Liberal LesBo" a fighting chance.

This inner circle knows that America is truly not ready for a female president, especially one with a sleezy whore-monger for a husband. However, they feel that they owe "Slick Willy" this for his stunning defeat over Bush. These ultra-brights know that Edwards is a loser and couldn't win a vote for dog catcher. He's got cash and a great smile, but thats where it stops when he rubber meets the road. The balance of the Democratic potentials have a chance only if the Republicans nominate Chavez, Hussein, or one of the other whack jobs running around in the world.

As the preliminaries spiral out of control, Barak gains momentum, Hillary dies her political death (by the way, he will probably be forced to pick her as a running mate), the Dems start to figure a way to make SanFranNan look good for her campaign, assuming she doesn't do or say something utterly stupid and kill herself. What a great world.