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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Final (Yeah, Right) Countdown

posted by on April 21 at 14:35 PM

It’s been more than a month since the last Democratic primary. Remember March 11 in Mississippi? I’d bet a lot of our readers would like to go back to that moment in timeóback before the reviled ABC debate, before “bitter”-gate, before the Rev. Wright tapes and the Crown Royal shot and the gutter balls and the Jay Z mimicking. But the nominating calendar waits for no one, so on we go…

To Pennsylvania, where, in less than 24 hours, we’ll know which candidate has won, by how much, and who’s doing what about it.

The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton needs to win by more that 10 points in order to have any reasonable justification for continuing her campaign. But it’s not clear that this conventional wisdom matters to anyone but the conventional-wisdom-makers. Clinton has already stated repeatedly that her plan is to take it “all the way to the convention.” Obama? He’s not expected to win, and is telling people that he simply hopes to do better than expected.

While we wait, here’s the latest, for your afternoon clicking pleasure:

Clinton’s new ad: It features Osama bin Laden, prompting Obama criticism that she’s using a Bush-like “politics of fear.”

Drudge: Claims Clinton’s internal polling puts her up by 11, which the Clinton campaign strongly disputes.

Smackdown: Clinton and Obama are both set to appear on WWE Raw tonight.

The next debate: Not happening, and maybe that’s a good thing.

Bowers: What needs to be done to end it now.

Kos and Aravosis: Clinton can’t win for winning.

Polls galore: Get em here.

Primary night parties? Not for Obama. He’ll be in Indiana. Meanwhile, Clinton will be in Philidelphia.

Next up: Guam on May 3.

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Ten? Ten points doesn't get her anything. She needs to win by 20 at least, and she needs to do it in every one of the remaining states. A ten point win is going to get her, what, five extra delegates?

Posted by Fnarf | April 21, 2008 2:40 PM

There are lots of candidates who have run long after it was clear they'd never win (e.g. Kucinich). However, many of them were serving some particular constituency that may have been ill represented, and sought to push the frontrunners on key policy issues.

Verbal gaffes and angry pastors are not key policy issues.

Posted by tsm | April 21, 2008 3:20 PM

Uppity pro-African American liberal ex-Muslims like Barack Hussein Osama have no business being anywhere near the White House. Frankly, I'm getting tired of the outright sexism here. Don't think I won't leave because I left DailyOsama when their misogyny became unbearable.

Anyone who doesn't support Hillary hates women. It's really that simple. If you want to find out more facts, visit and for the truth about Barry Hussein and his blowjob queen Michelle.

In conclusion, Rezko!!!!

PS: Pay attention to mEeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by UnPC | April 21, 2008 3:22 PM

Fnarf is right @1. Actually, it's worse, in that, due to where Obama's votes are, he might even WIN Pennsylvania's delegate count (Philly and near Philly rules!) with a 4-6 point loss statewide.

So, any election night watch parties in Seattle? I'll be busy, but maybe the Clinton supporters might like to watch a win ... probably their last one.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 3:24 PM


Woah Dude. That is some batshit crazy ranting you got goin there.

Posted by montex | April 21, 2008 4:10 PM

@3, Now, granted, Hilary Clinton needs help real bad right about now, but that really wasn't it (and the unveiled racism makes me want to punch UnPC in the nose REAL hard instead of just laughing at hysterically at their bleatings like I usually do)

Posted by Mr. X | April 21, 2008 5:01 PM

there's a watch party at the montlake ale house, i believe, for those of us still clinton-inclined. i doubt she'll drop out if she pulls any kind of win.

Posted by kim | April 21, 2008 5:21 PM

Imagine.... just before the RNC, Congress convenes just to pass a Constitutional amendment that allows immigrants to run for the highest office. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the Republican nomination, wins the Presidential election, and four years later we're in a Cold War with Mexico, no gay person is safe from street violence, and the poor are living in forced labour camps.

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | April 21, 2008 6:00 PM

Look! It's all up to us white guys again. You thought you could escape us? Never! NEVER! MWaaaaaHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Posted by also, nyah nyah | April 21, 2008 7:17 PM

@7 - well have fun at the Montlake Ale House watching the returns! Good luck!

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 10:03 PM

Did anyone see that fucking crazy bitch on Olbermann tonight outlining her new nuclear deterrence policy for the middle east? She's every bit as bad as Dick Cheney, Even though the NIE says that Iran isn't close to having a nuclear weapon she's advocating some sort of deterrent regime where if, Iran attacks someone with a nuclear weapon that they don't yet have, we'll massively respond. Not just Israel mind you, but the rest of the Middle East as well.

She stole this straight out of a fucking Charles Krauthammer column. She's nothing more than a pro-choice neocon.

Posted by wile_e_quixote | April 21, 2008 10:49 PM

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