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Clinton Ignores Losses, Gets Booed
Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 13, 2008 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/13/2008 7:00:20 AM PST by jdm

After Barack Obama swept the Potomac Primaries last night, one might have expected Hillary Clinton to say a few words to her supporters to explain the losses. If so, the crowds that turned out for her in Texas had to manage their disappointment. They managed to let her know when they disagreed with her, however:

As news of her triple defeat in the Potomac Primary sank in, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did what has become a specialty in recent weeks: She headed someplace else.

After flying from Virginia to Texas for a rally on Tuesday night, Clinton did not publicly acknowledge, even in passing, that three significant primaries had taken place that day and her campaign had not issued a statement hours after results were announced. ...

When Clinton mentioned having differences with Obama over health care and the mortgage crisis, she was booed. Her comments continued past 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, as the polls in Maryland closed and the race was called for Obama, but in the giant arena, with a crowd her campaign estimated at 12,000, it seemed as though the defeat had not happened.

She talked about George Bush and Barack Obama being "all hat and no cattle," a rather strange reference for someone who has no executive experience at all. Her only public-policy leadership experience came from a task force that attempted to nationalize health care and lost her party control of Congress. In fact, the debacle was so bad that the Clintons have kept the records from going public for months.

It also might cause a few people to recall Hillary's history with "more cattle". Questions still remain about how she managed to turn $1,000 in cattle futures into a $100,000 profit. What was the wife of the governor of Arkansas doing in partnering with the head of a corporation in a state-regulated industry to turn an almost unheard-of profit from a minimal investment? Talk about all hat, no cattle!

Beyond that, though, Hillary still remains the favorite to win the nomination. She now trails in overall delegates for the first time, and in pledged delegates Obama leads by over a hundred, 1059-956. Without the 796 superdelegates, neither can win the 2,025 delegates necessary to get the nomination, and the primary map will soon start favoring Hillary. I doubt that the gap will get much wider, and it will likely narrow considerably. Unless Obama can keep widening it all the way to the convention, he's sunk.

Here's why. The superdelegates represent the elected and appointed establishment of the party. The Clintons have spent the last sixteen years putting most of them in power. They have campaigned for them, raised cash for them, and gotten them their jobs. Most of them are superdelegates because of the Clintons in one way or another. Barack Obama, on the other hand, just won his first national office three years ago, and has done far less for most of these elected and appointed officials.

When the Clintons come calling, which will most of these people choose to support? The people who put them in the position of casting this vote, or a candidate who hasn't done hardly anything for them? Will they select the candidate that wants to incorporate the establishment into the next administration, or the one that has campaigned on the promise to clean out the establishment?

Obama had better hope he wins everything between now and Denver. If he has less than a two-hundred delegate lead going into the convention, he won't win the nomination.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2008; booed; clinton; clintonmachine; democratparty; elections; hillary; hillaryclinton; losses; potomacprimary; shadowparty; tx2008
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1 posted on 02/13/2008 7:00:22 AM PST by jdm
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BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

2 posted on 02/13/2008 7:02:21 AM PST by cdnerds
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To: jdm
Obama had better hope he wins everything between now and Denver. If he has less than a two-hundred delegate lead going into the convention, he won't win the nomination.

I agree, the Obama hype is media generated. If you look at the math, he needs to increase his winning percentages and cannot affford a single slip up.

3 posted on 02/13/2008 7:03:35 AM PST by 1Old Pro (I feel sooo calm, that I'll probably forget to vote for McLame.)
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To: jdm

Does anyone know where she was in TX? I live here, and never heard anything about it.


4 posted on 02/13/2008 7:04:13 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: cdnerds

That’s a picture of what Bubba wakes up to every morning...


5 posted on 02/13/2008 7:05:11 AM PST by kromike
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To: jdm

“all hat and no cattle,” .............she is “all talk and no walk”..........


6 posted on 02/13/2008 7:05:17 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm

The perfect RAT storm is still setting up. Obama and his supporters get screwed out of the nomination by the Evil Witch and her Super Delegates, causing most of them to sit this one out come November.


7 posted on 02/13/2008 7:05:24 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: cdnerds

That’s a lot different than what I have been hearing. Everybody is ready to annoint Obama as the chosen one.


8 posted on 02/13/2008 7:05:36 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: jdm

It has to be killing her that her Democrat pets have decided to vote for a candidate that knows less about this country than she does. She must also be scratching her head saying, “These people are REALLY voting for this guy? I thought the country loved us!”


9 posted on 02/13/2008 7:05:50 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Ownership, Individuality, Freedom, Responsibility - The Backbone of Conservatism)
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To: jdm

bump for home


10 posted on 02/13/2008 7:07:14 AM PST by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: basil

El Paso. I think she will be going to San Antonio, Houston and Fort Worth over the 2 days.


11 posted on 02/13/2008 7:07:28 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: basil

El Paso yesterday.

She may come to Austin, but not likely, this is Obama turf.


12 posted on 02/13/2008 7:07:53 AM PST by txhurl (Don't sausage me, bro!)
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To: jdm

http://www.peterfpaul.com/2008/01/29/exposing-hillarys-illegalities-in-los-angeles-court-to-begin-feb-21/
Exposing Hillary’s Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21!

Well As thishas circulated on the net to over 5 million viewers alone on youtube, and is now making the rouns in the Blogosphere in Texas and Ohio as of this morning,

One wonders if any delegates will want to hitch a ride on the Hillary train?


13 posted on 02/13/2008 7:07:57 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: basil

IIRC, El Paso.


14 posted on 02/13/2008 7:07:57 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: basil

i think it was El Paso last night. UTEP maybe? i heard some of her speech and she was thanking UTEP young dems etc.


15 posted on 02/13/2008 7:09:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: jdm

Seems like a big setup. I think the Democrats are using Obama to try and show that they are united. Hillary will be nominated.....that’s all there is to it. Obama will go down in front of the Clinton machine.


16 posted on 02/13/2008 7:09:18 AM PST by RC2
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To: cdnerds

This picture looks kind of like Donald Trump.


17 posted on 02/13/2008 7:10:14 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: AmericaUnited
“The perfect RAT storm is still setting up. Obama and his supporters get screwed out of the nomination by the Evil Witch and her Super Delegates, causing most of them to sit this one out come November.”

I sure hope you are correct. It is fun to watch, though, isn’t it.

18 posted on 02/13/2008 7:10:23 AM PST by bella1 (Living in Granholmistan)
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To: basil

El Paso......


19 posted on 02/13/2008 7:10:28 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm

GW and Obama may deserve that phrase as well but Hillary is the poster girl of “All Hat and No Cattle”. All she really has is a carpetbag full of White House silverware and a rapist for a husband.


20 posted on 02/13/2008 7:11:16 AM PST by TADSLOS (Juan Hernandez' Battle Cry: "Juan McCain for El Presidente! Si, se puede!")
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To: kromike
That’s a picture of what Bubba wakes up to every morning...

No it isn't. They sleep in seperate beds. There is no room for Hillary, Huma AND Bill in the same bed.

But I feel bad for Huma if she has to wake up to that.

21 posted on 02/13/2008 7:11:39 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: cdnerds

Hildabeast’s is a storybook candidacy isn’t it?

First, the “off with their heads!”
Soon: “I’m melllllting.... mellllllting!”


22 posted on 02/13/2008 7:11:42 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: 1Old Pro

I will be surprised if Hillary wins by superdelegates. I can’t imagine that the party would allow itself to be torn up like that, despite the Clintons’ pleading.


23 posted on 02/13/2008 7:11:44 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: basil

Supposedly she’ll be in Robstown and Corpus today.


24 posted on 02/13/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by SouthTexas
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To: Red Badger
“all hat and no cattle,” .............she is “all talk and no walk”..........

... all ass and no class.

Regards

25 posted on 02/13/2008 7:12:48 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: jdm
I doubt that the gap will get much wider, and it will likely narrow considerably. Unless Obama can keep widening it all the way to the convention, he's sunk.

This is the high-water mark for Obama - but Hillary may be forced now to offer the VP slot to him instead of Bill Richardson. Black-Hispanic racial tensions are going to be a key factor - blacks can accept Hillary because she doles out the cash on schedule, but I'm not sure Hispanics will ever trust or accept Obama on the ticket.

26 posted on 02/13/2008 7:12:55 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: RC2

Yes, but won’t it be fun to see the Democrats disenfranchise all of the African American voters.

This might be a double bucket of popcorn movie. Fun stuff.


27 posted on 02/13/2008 7:13:33 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: dinoparty
The Clintons will call in every favor owed them for the nomination, and if that doesn't work, they will threaten to release some of the FBI files they have.

We're talking the Clintons here. They have no scrupples and only a lust for power no matter the price.

28 posted on 02/13/2008 7:14:00 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: kromike
That’s a picture of what Bubba wakes up to every morning... No, they just show up for photo ops. If Hillary was a black widow spider she would have eaten Bill long ago.
29 posted on 02/13/2008 7:14:35 AM PST by Old Lady
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To: jdm

I don’t understand the booing. Wasn’t this a Hillary rally? Or were there Obama people there? It would be nice if the article explained.


30 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:09 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: TADSLOS

Which begs the question: If Hilary wins, do they bring the silver BACK to the Whitehouse, or is this all about finishing up the set? Inquiring minds need to know.


31 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:10 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: jdm

“If he has less than a two-hundred delegate lead going into the convention, he won’t win the nomination.”

If he has the lead and doesn’t get the nomination there will be nationwide riots. Will the Dem party cut their throats? Pass the popcorn, please.


32 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:22 AM PST by bigcat32
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To: AmericaUnited

>> causing most of them to sit this one out come November.

Will the “sitting out” come before or after the race riots?


33 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:40 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: RC2

If H! is “selected” by the “super duper delegates” as the nominee, and Obama has even ONE more committed delegate than she, there will be a firestorm inside that arena in Denver. It will make ‘68 Chicago look like a picnic in the park. They’ll try and placate the “commoners” by offering Obama the VP slot, but if I were him, I’d turn it down flat. As we edge closer to the convention, look for H! campaign staff to be burning up the phone lines and cell towers calling in her 900 FBI file threats to the “super” delegates. Pulling strings and yanking chains is her only hope.............


34 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:56 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm
Obama had better hope he wins everything between now and Denver. If he has less than a two-hundred delegate lead going into the convention, he won't win the nomination.

BS. The Dem bigwigs [read superdelegates] are not going to vote for Hillary if she winds up second to Obama thru the primary process. The Dem party would split apart and destroy the enthusiasm and momentum built up by the Obama supporters. Stealing the election from the people would be political suicide for the Dem party, especially when the victim is an African-American, the Dems most loyal constituency. If Obama emerges from the primary process as the top vote getter in terms of delegates, he will get the nomination.

35 posted on 02/13/2008 7:16:14 AM PST by kabar
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To: kromike
That’s a picture of what Bubba wakes up to every morning...

I seriously doubt that Bubba has spent a night in the same bed with her in MONTHS!!! He is too busy spending his time in bed with his bimbos.

36 posted on 02/13/2008 7:16:25 AM PST by RetiredArmy (VOTED: Disgruntled Voter of the Month)
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To: jdm

37 posted on 02/13/2008 7:16:57 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: basil

She was in the back of my woods and I don’t know what the reporter here is talking about, cause She filled the auditorium to the gills. They started lining up at noon time to see her at 7 and of course like bubba she was running awfully late. No reports of Boos by the media here. Perhaps the boos were aimed at President Bush. Oh I live in a city cesspool filled with RATS and illegals. El Paso Texas. A big city run by ugly RATS! Our city is getting thousands of soldiers in the income years, perhaps in the future we can turn this city around...God willing! Salute to the men and women stationed here at FORT BLISS military base! God Bless them!


38 posted on 02/13/2008 7:16:58 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: jdm

It is a vast right-wing conspiracy!


39 posted on 02/13/2008 7:17:45 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: AmericaUnited
The perfect RAT storm is still setting up. Obama and his supporters get screwed out of the nomination by the Evil Witch and her Super Delegates, causing most of them to sit this one out come November.

If I were Obama I'd be hiring a food taster and watching my back about now...those who cannot be humiliated and defeated or ground into insignificant powder by Clintonco usually wind up dead.

40 posted on 02/13/2008 7:17:54 AM PST by meandog (Please pray for future President McCain--day minus 326 and counting! Stay home and get Hillary!)
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41 posted on 02/13/2008 7:18:05 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm
She talked about George Bush and Barack Obama being "all hat and no cattle," a rather strange reference for someone who has no executive experience at all.

Good one.

42 posted on 02/13/2008 7:18:11 AM PST by GOPJ (Take your ball - go home - sit this one out? Fifty years of liberal Supreme Court decisions? NO WAY.)
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To: AmericaUnited

“The perfect RAT storm is still setting up. Obama and his supporters get screwed out of the nomination by the Evil Witch and her Super Delegates, causing most of them to sit this one out come November.”

Exactly. This is fun to watch - political correctness colliding with political correctness, in the context of sheer entitlement. The democrat party will implode. I love it!


43 posted on 02/13/2008 7:19:36 AM PST by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: bigcat32

I’m old enough to remember the 1968 Dem convention in Chicago. If the Clinton machine tries to steal the nomination from Obama, there’ll be blood in the streets, literally.


44 posted on 02/13/2008 7:19:40 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: ARE SOLE

45 posted on 02/13/2008 7:19:57 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: kabar
If Obama emerges from the primary process as the top vote getter in terms of delegates, he will get the nomination.

NEVER underestimate the treachery of the KKKlintoons.......

46 posted on 02/13/2008 7:22:07 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: jdm
When the Clintons come calling, which will most of these people choose to support?

Theyll be pissing off a lot of Blacks, though. They better have a better rationale than that.

47 posted on 02/13/2008 7:22:11 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: meandog

I suppose its also possible that Hillary, seeing the handwriting on the wall, could “bow out gracefully”, earning the fawning admiration of the MSM. Then, she would do what she could to undermine the Obama campaign behind the scenes, setting herself up for 2012.


48 posted on 02/13/2008 7:22:41 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: jdm

Question: do the superdelegates vote in public or by secret ballot?


49 posted on 02/13/2008 7:23:15 AM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: kromike

I imagine he wakes up to a vastly more attractive series of faces.


50 posted on 02/13/2008 7:23:17 AM PST by WoofDog123
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