So based on what i’m seeing..I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the race isn’t over..it will continue Hillary isn’t going to give up an inch after winning Ohio and Rhode Island and Obama isn’t going anywhere either after adding Texas and Vermont to his list..
So it’s on to a caucus in Wyoming on March 8th, a primary in Mississippi on March 11th and a primary in Pennsylvania on April 22!
MSNBC’s new intro into their primay coverage reminds me of the intro they use for the Olympics..lol
I guess they are similiarities…
I understand the premise of never underestimating the Clintons and in particular Hillary Clinton.
Whenever they have been counted out they have come back bigger, harder and stronger..what was Bill Clinton known as? the comeback kid.
So, it is quite understandable why people have been hesitant to count them out but before today it was said that she needed to win both Ohio and Texas to stay in the race, even her own husband said as much, in the last few days it has changed to she only needs ONE to stay in the race. I haven’t heard it yet but I’m waiting to hear some prominent Clinton surrogate or supporter or a t.v commentator suggest or state that she doesn’t need to win any more primaries or caucuses instead all she needs to do in order to secure the nomination is to keep raising money and collecting super delegates, show up at the convention in August and the nomination is hers!
I’m serious, every week the Clintons are allowed to determine the finishing line instead of it being determined for them however as ridiculous as this is, IT IS necessary.
As the goal posts have shifted and the touch down line pushed further and further back Obama has risen to the challenge each and every time readjusted his game plan and has kept on playing because in the end Obama even more so than any other candidate has to be seen as winning this race fair and square and with the Clintons playing as hard and fierce as they have in the end it just makes his story even more epic.
And for that story to become that of legend he needs to keep running the hurdles and jumping through hoops in order to become the legitimate Democratic presidential nominee and ultimately the first black president in US history.
I just wonder that if the shoe was on the other foot would Obama have been allowed so many chances my guess is no he wouldn’t but then again life isn’t fair so why should we expect a presidential campaign to be..
***As usual I will be live blogging the results tonight..join me, please..it’s going to be a long one I can’t do it alone….lol***
With Obama winning caucuses and primaries in Louisiana, Washington, US Virgin Islands, Maine and Nebraska as well as a Grammy..yes a grammy for best spoken word album this weekend and with another expected sweep of the Potomac primaries which include the states of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia this Tuesday-Obama has scared the living daylights out of the Clinton campaign.
Before Super Tuesday, Clinton was the inevitable nominee she had nothing to prove all she had to do was give the appearance of a race between her and the other candidates and by February 5th the nomination would be hers.
That has all changed.
Now she has to fight tooth and nail for every single vote and every single delegate against a qualified, charismatic, energetic, well funded opponent with a great message who’s winning primaries, winning voters and delegates and is poised to take the nomination from her.
Hillary and her staff have seen the writing on the wall and they intend to pull out all the stops.
She has responded to the gas slowly running out of the Clinton campaign machine by contributing five million dollars of her own to the campaign not just because she needed it but to show prospective donors that she has faith in her ability to win so they can go ahead and donate too, she’s reorganized her top campaign staff by replacing Patti Solis Doyle with her former White House chief of staff Maggie Williams and last but not least she’s reinventing her message well kinda of she’s no longer portraying herself as the inevitable candidates although she is still running on the same issues and same agenda she’s now the underdog against Obama well that’s what her hubby says..I don’t know how that happened but she’s now the one who has to come from behind to win..OMG..LOL..
I don’t know if her top staff thinks this will be enough for her to win the nomination and I’m sure they’ve got plenty of tricks up their sleeves but they’ve got to try everything between now and the Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries in March and this is part of their strategy since February is going to be filled with a whole bunch of loses.
You know if they aren’t careful they are going to be running on an empty tank before the end of the month while Obama will be coasting along on cruise control.