Skip to comments.Defeats puncture the Obama bubble
Posted on 03/08/2008 5:44:35 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Defeats puncture the Obama bubble
Story Highlights Hillary Clinton halts Barack Obama's run of 11 primaries and caucuses victories
Obama still slightly ahead in delegates who will choose Democratic nominee
Near-tie may last for weeks or even months of hard and nasty campaigning
By CNN's Jonathan Mann
(CNN) -- It was a bubble and it burst.
The growing American infatuation with Barack Obama had to pop eventually and this week, the cult of personality finally got punctured.
Obama's run for the presidency is hardly over, but it's a little deflated. For now, the fun is over and the fight is on.
Looking back, the Illinois senator with the illuminated smile had it pretty good. The media were gentle and admiring, party leaders felt pressure to embrace him, and ordinary Democrats got more excited about him than any politician in at least a decade.
Cute new catch-phrases made the rounds about "Oba-mania" and America's new "Barack-star."
Obama won 11 consecutive primaries and caucuses, and he won again this week in the state of Vermont.
But that was as far as his extraordinary charisma and expertly run campaign could get him.
This week there were suddenly reports that while Obama was telling voters he'd get tough on foreign trade, a campaign aide was telling neighboring Canada that Obama didn't mean it.
(Obama says he told the truth about his plans and his aide never said otherwise).
There was suddenly new attention to his ties to a businessman who is on trial for corrupt deals with the Illinois state government.
(Obama says he was unwise to associate with the man but said he, personally, did nothing illegal).
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Hillary can only win with Rush Limbaugh’s endorsement.
Turns out he won in Texas too where it counts most, in the delegate count.
If the rest of the primaries are anything but lopsided victories for Hillary, the Obomination will go into the convention with slightly more regular delegates.
Then Hillary will steal the convention, and it will be our responsibility to throw gasoline and oxygen on the black vote.
McCain should then pick a black VP and charge full force into inviting the black community to come the GOP, where they will be treated like regular people instead of welfare queens, with all of the responsibility and honor that go with regular citizenship.
“(Obama says he was unwise to associate with the man but said he, personally, did nothing illegal).”
Obama was too busy drinking ice tea with Al Gore to do anything illegal.
McCain should then pick a black VP .................
A black Republican on the ticket will not get the AlSharpton-JesseJackson-black vote. If the elite Democrat Super delegates run them over and make the White Queen their nominee black voters will stay home (after they burn down every major city hall in the country). The Republican ticket best not be messed with either.
Exactly. But liberals don't care what people think They only care what people ‘should’ think, according to them. They want Hillary, and so they will spin to that effect. The real issue is why they want Hillary over Obama. The answer to that is sobering. They recognize that the Clintons are much more likely to push through liberal policies and alter the nation than is Obama. They see Obama as affable but not nearly as good at subterfuge and obfuscation. They want the Clintons in control for exactly the same reasons that make the Clintons dangerous and unethical. We would all do well to remember who they really are and what we are dealing with in reality.
So it turns out that the infamous “Saturday Night Live” skit was just another Clinton Media machine attack.
That it was used to attack Obama for exactly what the media is doing for the corrupt clinton’s.
So perhaps the appropriate response is to recollect the list of all the RECENT incidents in the clinton’s life that show their moral turpitude, etc. and counter by asking the media to cover them.
I know there are lots of good lists out there already.
They just need to be stripped off the important but allegedly already ‘vetted’ stuff and gotten into the right hands - hands that the media has to cover.
My man Mike
If the elite Democrat Super delegates run them over and make the White Queen their nominee black voters will stay home (after they burn down every major city hall in the country).Obama will be the VP. She's already hinting that. She has no other choice. He will definitely accept. He'd be a fool not to. His first act would be to turn his silver tongue on his adoring rabble and calm them down.
Yea right, 55 MILLION DOLLARS in February? I don't think so.
He may, but in reality he should do no such thing. As Martin Luther King once dreamed, people ought not to be judged by the color of their skin. Since we couldn't get the best man for the job of Republican presidential nominee, what McCain should do is pick the best person alive to be on the ticket with him. I don't think he will, however. Why would he choose a running mate who might overshadow his mediocrity and pandering-maverick credentials with the conservative bonafides Republicans might identify with more deeply? No, my guess is that he will select a yes-man liberal toady. Male, female, black, white, brown, whatever. But true conservatives need not apply.
You're probably correct. If he does though he will lose the election because he has to give conservatives something, otherwise he will lose.
He has already indicated that he has no intention of courting conservatives other than with token crumbs from his table. I think he’s probably counting on moderates, independents and non-loony Democrats to sweep him into office on their collective shoulders and will probably take every opportunity to thumb his nose at conservatism once he gets there.
” Turns out he won in Texas too where it counts most, in the delegate count.”
Very true. Surprisingly haven’t heard this so far. Amazes me that the media a so behind on actual events.
They also forget his streak was 12 not 11.........
she won in Texas and is within 100 delegates of him
1520 for obama
1424 for clinton
still a close horse race
“Amazes me that the media a so behind on actual events.
They also forget his streak was 12 not 11.........”
The MSM is a tool that politicians use to stay in power, and destroy their opponents.
Politicians are a tool the MSM uses to stay in business.
“still a close horse race”
More like a Nascar race where two members of the same team keep trying to run each other into the wall.
I like your description best may they fight to the political death
The same people who put Joe Lieberman back in the Senate for another term? That could actually happen, and Senator Joe can testify, it has happened already.
Nope. That site you linked apparently didn’t know there was a caucus in Texas as well as a popular vote. Check this link which breaks it down for you.
How do they have both caucus's and primary votes do those in one not able to go to the other different counties or do some of them git to vote twice
I’m a white male and if McCain put a black on the GOP ticket, I wouldn’t know who I was supposed to vote for.
You have to vote in the primary to be allowed to participate in the caucus.
O’Bama is not yet ready to sing ‘Danny Boy.’
Are you suggesting that the republican vice president should be chosen based on skin color?
It’s really very simple, this president-picking thing:
If I’m black I’m supposed to vote for the blackest candidate, Obama. If I’m female, I’m supposed to vote for the most womanish candidate, Hillary (I think).
If I’m a black woman, then I have a quandary.
Since I’m a white male, it’s simple for me: I’m supposed to vote for McCain.
If he picks a black, or woman, or both, as a running mate, then I’m very very conflicted.
Not sure how you read that into my post?
Ah, but you see, those rules only apply to Democrats.