The Clinton Myth - The Dem Primary is Over

It has been for a while now...

The Politico hits the reality nail on the head with this:

Story behind the story: The Clinton myth

One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.

Her own campaign acknowledges there is no way that she will finish ahead in pledged delegates. That means the only way she wins is if Democratic superdelegates are ready to risk a backlash of historic proportions from the party’s most reliable constituency.

Unless Clinton is able to at least win the primary popular vote — which also would take nothing less than an electoral miracle — and use that achievement to pressure superdelegates, she has only one scenario for victory. An African-American opponent and his backers would be told that, even though he won the contest with voters, the prize is going to someone else.

People who think that scenario is even remotely likely are living on another planet.

Clinton's likely reaction to being told this truth... Well? Look below...

A picture is worth a thousand words:

Even the more ardent Hillary Clinton supporters are being forced to face this reality:

Pretty Much

As Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen argue in this piece in The Politico, the press has been largely complicit in maintaining the fiction that the Democratic nomination race is not for all intents and purposes over. The obstacles in the way of Hillary Clinton are virtually insurmountable. And her now-sizable deficit among pledged voters is only one of them. Everyone in the press, probably including us, should be much more candid about that.

No doubt about it. I will give Marshall props for showing a more reasonable amount of reality than the media ever did over the last month as he has slowly moved closer to this truth, but never quite outright stated it. So when you hear one of the most incompetent Dem political campaign gurus ever say stuff like this concerning Bill Richardson's endorsement of Obama:

“The time that he could have been effective has long since passed,” he continued, “I don’t think it is a significant endorsement in this environment.”

-Democratic campaign dingleberry Mark Penn

Mark Penn may have inadvertently got something half-right for a change! Remember that there truly is no longer any significant endorsement in this environment because...

The Democratic primary is already over.

And that is pretty much a fact...

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I think with Bill Richardson throwing his support to Obama..pretty much clinched it for me.

I can only hope Obama survives.........

with Josh's theory. Many Clinton supporters have quit reading his site because of the perceived bias toward Obama. I don't suppose that would have any bearing on the number of emails he received in protest?

But oh well, try as they may to push Hillary out of the race early, I think the voters will get their chance to have a say in this primary. With the exception of Michigan and Florida which is unfortunate for those voters and the Democrats come November.

For example, it was reported that two days ago Bill Clinton said that it was good that voters would have a choice between two patriots John McCain and Hillary Clinton, thus implying that Barack Obama was not patriotic.

This reminds me of the red telephone ad and Hillary Clinton's comparison between herself and John McCain as people who can be trusted to carry out the responsibility of commander in chief and Barack Obama. You may well believe Hillary to have more experience or judgement on questions of national defense--I don't but I can understand people who say otherwise--but how can any Democrat suggest that John McCain is better qualified for the top job than Barack Obama.

Another problem for me is understanding Hillary's present assertion that if a Democratic candidate is selected without taking into consideration the Florida and Michigan votes then HE will not be legitimate. Perhaps she said he or she, but I imagine if she is selected she will simply say that this affirms her vote in those two states.

I have wondered why Hillary and Bill Clinton did not respond differently to Obama's speech on race relations. They might have said that they believe Hillary to be better qualified to be president but that they like him had dedicated their lives to the civil rights struggle and that they fully endorsed the broad statements in his speech (not regarding the specifics of his membership in the church) and were at one with him on this question. That would have been a terrific moment in the campaign I think.

I have begun to wonder whether Hillary Clinton might not be considering following the lead of Joe Lieberman either and begin positioning herself as an independant Democrat. I think some of her formulations could be construed as moving in that direction.


What??? Clinton For Leading party? lol

3 or 4 more of these right wingers in the Democratic party do this (jump ship and form a party of one) and the rest of the Dems might start to get the point.