2008 Histrionic Democrats of the World, Pipe Down
posted by April 22 at 10:10 AMon
Democratic hack bloggers have pushed two story lines since Iowa.
And they completely contradict one another. And we’ll see them again today.
1) Hooray Democrats!!! Record turnout!!! We’re fired up and unstoppable!!!
2) Hillary Clinton needs to get out of the race. She’s destroying the Democratic Party.
Indeed, these contradictory narratives took hold after the record turn out in Iowa and then—at the same time—when lefty bloggers (and, frankly, the MSM) first started “asking” if HRC was going to drop out … and then projecting that she was giving “concession” speeches … and then, flat-out frustrated, finally screeching that she was “destroying the party.”
Get a hold of yourselves, people. She’s not destroying the party. Yes, some of today’s big turnout in PA is rumored to be GOP meddlers, but once again, Democrats will turn out in record numbers.
Hardly destroyed, the Democratic Party is obviously fired up and engaged. (Polling that occasionally shows McCain ahead of Obama or Clinton is not compelling evidence. Here, for example, is a composite tracking poll of O vs. McCain. It’s up and down with Obama currently ahead—and with the momentum. And here’s Clinton vs. McCain, basically in a dead heat and Clinton with the momentum.
And look at the money race. Obama raised $41 million in March and has $51 million on hand. (Clinton raised $20 million in March and has $31 million on hand.) McCain? $12 million raised, $11 million on hand.
If Hillary doesn’t win by more than 7 or 8% today, I personally think she should drop out because at that point she’ll have no case to make. But my word, to everyone who’s wasted our time with screeds about how Hillary’s destroying the party, STFU.
Based on polling, money, and turn out, it’s simply not true.