Skip to comments.Hillary Gives Up!
Posted on 02/22/2008 5:46:14 PM PST by DWPittelli
Hillary Clinton hasn't publicly conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, of course. But I have seen a significant new piece of evidence indicating that she has given up, that her actions show she is no longer acting primarily to win the election, but rather to position herself better if she loses. (Psychologically, her closing speech last night has been widely discussed as possibly hinting at the same thing.)
What's the news? She has sent out invitations to Massachusetts supporters that she will be in Boston this Sunday (Feb 24), holding a fundraiser dinner (a $5,000 per table Conversation with Hillary that is In Support of Hillary Clinton for President). Now she could hold a fundraiser just as easily in a state that still has a primary to come. But she is instead in Massachusetts because whatever differential in cash she can get by being in Boston instead of in Texas or Ohio (or Rhode Island, where she will be earlier in the day) more than outweighs the advantage she could get in votes by showing up in a still-relevant state.
The other interpretation of this news is that she's so broke that she must maximize income even at the cost of not being in relevant states with upcoming primaries. This is different, but almost as good news for Hillary's opponents to right and left and almost as disheartening to her supporters. It is at least as telling on this score as the news that she has recently loaned her campaign $5 million of her "personal" money.
Most likely, both things are true: Hillary is now more interested in getting her $5 million back than she is in maximizing her chances of winning. She is no longer fighting for the nomination.
I’m not voting for any of them in the general election. The handwriting is on the wall and it shows McCain getting about half the votes Hillary is losing with.
In my opinion, voting for a losing McCain is only encouraging the GOP further leftward so I’m writing my conservative choice in come November.
I think you are reading too much into this...
Let’s see if she can fill the tables.
Ditto...no more taking what the RINO-RNC tells us is all we can have....as a candidate.
Conservatives who support RINO's do NOTHING to get the message out to the RNC.
IF the Democrat wins the election, it's not because the Republican Conservative voters let the Party down, it's because the Party let the Conservative voters down, period.
Last nite she was begging for the VP slot. Watch it, Barry.
I think she was too.
she is broke and of game time.
she is broke and of game time.
Her “when” she becomes president has become “If” she becomes president.
President or vice president doesn’t really matter.The difference is only a matter of timing.
What if nobody comes?
On the other hand, Obama is an unknown. Rush called him a “Magical Mystery.” Which is a handy strategy to a point, until he has to commit himself one way or the other on the issues.
Will be interesting to see the post-primary debates. When McCain will try to look conservative and Obama will have to defend himself under heavy scrutiny.
I just want to watch Hillary slither away under some rocks.
He is a fool if he picks Hillary as his VP.
I don’t think that he will but stranger things have happened.
If he does he won’t be around 3 months after he is sworn in.
I’m not sure why you wouldn’t support John McCain from your standpoint as a liberal. McCain is conservative on many issues but also quite independent and even liberal on some issues. At least Mccain has done something in his life unlike Obama or Hillary.
I know what you’re sayin”
You would think that after the Marxist pr*cks at the NYT dumped on McCain, he would’ve come out and dumped all over the purse-carrying ***holes at that rat newspaper.
If I were McCain, I might have said something like: “Screw these communist ***holes at the Times. That’s all they are - goosestepping pr*cks. They have a problem with me, meet me and my .357 magnum in the parking lot. “
Of course I’m not running for president, so I don’t need to hold my tongue.....
I think Obama’s lack of a record is an asset to him.
My reading of it is that the clintons will hold a fundraiser anywhere there is money.