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Defeats puncture the Obama bubble
CNN ^ | 03/07/08 | Jonathan Mann

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).

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; bubble; chebama; cultofobama; nobama; obama; oh2008; ri2008; tx2008

1 posted on 03/08/2008 5:44:36 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hillary can only win with Rush Limbaugh’s endorsement.


2 posted on 03/08/2008 5:50:38 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Turns out he won in Texas too where it counts most, in the delegate count.


3 posted on 03/08/2008 5:51:13 AM PST by saganite
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The Dalibama is of course an empty suit, but this article is the Clinton News Network back in full force. Obama has more delegates (those people required to win) and Hillary hardly has momentum. She won in Ohio, but barely hung onto Texas, where she had previously held a large lead in the polls.

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.

4 posted on 03/08/2008 5:53:35 AM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“(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.


5 posted on 03/08/2008 5:59:00 AM PST by shaft29
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To: SampleMan

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.


6 posted on 03/08/2008 6:05:34 AM PST by cornbreadmuffin (I WANT NEWT FOR PRESIDENT....I WANT NEWT FOR PRESIDENT....I WANT NEWT)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"The growing American infatuation with Barack Obama had to pop eventually"

That's a little strong coming from CNN. After all, they were amongst the main peddler's of this "infatuation" which really only existed in their calculations and the superficiality of the average teen who disses their boyfriend/girlfriend on a weekly basis.

Anybody with a little brains knew that Obama was just a more "white" looking version of Jesse or Mandela.
7 posted on 03/08/2008 6:10:05 AM PST by seppel
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To: SampleMan
“Obama has more delegates (those people required to win) and Hillary hardly has momentum. She won in Ohio, but barely hung onto Texas, where she had previously held a large lead in the polls.”

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.

8 posted on 03/08/2008 6:10:07 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SampleMan
"where they will be treated like regular people instead of welfare queens, with all of the responsibility and honor that go with regular citizenship."

More of that GOP non-racialism dreaming. I doubt very much most blacks want to give up their welfare ticket and become grownups. Why should they? Just so you can feel morally good about yourself and the GOP can still have one more term?
9 posted on 03/08/2008 6:12:34 AM PST by seppel
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To: seppel

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.


10 posted on 03/08/2008 6:16:24 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: SampleMan
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.

My man Mike


11 posted on 03/08/2008 6:28:16 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: cornbreadmuffin
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.
12 posted on 03/08/2008 6:58:54 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Tribune7
Defeats puncture the Obama bubble

Yea right, 55 MILLION DOLLARS in February? I don't think so.

13 posted on 03/08/2008 7:08:22 AM PST by Pit1
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To: SampleMan
McCain should then pick a black VP...

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.

14 posted on 03/08/2008 7:22:22 AM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: shezza
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.

15 posted on 03/08/2008 8:07:29 AM PST by Mogollon (Vote straight GOP for congress....our only protection against Obama-Clinton, or McCain.)
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To: Mogollon

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2008 8:14:12 AM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: saganite

” 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.........


17 posted on 03/08/2008 8:28:56 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: saganite
Turns out he won in Texas too where it counts most, in the delegate count

according to

http://www.politico.com/

she won in Texas and is within 100 delegates of him

1520 for obama
1424 for clinton

still a close horse race

18 posted on 03/08/2008 8:41:04 AM PST by mouser (run the rats out its the only hope we have)
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To: patriotspride

“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.


What’s a little ‘inaccuracy’ between ‘friends’?


19 posted on 03/08/2008 8:55:38 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: mouser

“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.


20 posted on 03/08/2008 8:58:39 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: UCANSEE2
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

21 posted on 03/08/2008 9:03:43 AM PST by mouser (run the rats out its the only hope we have)
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To: shezza
non-loony Democrats

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.

22 posted on 03/08/2008 9:04:37 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: mouser

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982472/posts


23 posted on 03/08/2008 9:07:13 AM PST by saganite
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To: saganite
Thank you had not seen that

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

very strange

24 posted on 03/08/2008 9:38:28 AM PST by mouser (run the rats out its the only hope we have)
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To: SampleMan

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.


25 posted on 03/08/2008 10:04:42 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: mouser

You have to vote in the primary to be allowed to participate in the caucus.


26 posted on 03/08/2008 11:09:23 AM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

O’Bama is not yet ready to sing ‘Danny Boy.’


27 posted on 03/08/2008 11:11:14 AM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: shaft29
McCain should then pick a black VP

Are you suggesting that the republican vice president should be chosen based on skin color?

28 posted on 03/08/2008 11:51:10 AM PST by adversarial (the pros and cons of voting for)
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To: D-fendr
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.

What?

29 posted on 03/08/2008 2:01:34 PM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: shezza
I applaud your virtuous ideals of what should be done. However, we have an entire population of people trained to respond to identity politics. Sometimes its fitting to let the enemy fall into their own trap. Even those most virtuous of men, our founders, understood strategy and political expediency when they saw it.
30 posted on 03/08/2008 2:05:34 PM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Tribune7

31 posted on 03/08/2008 2:12:49 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: SampleMan

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.


32 posted on 03/08/2008 2:44:11 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: adversarial

Huh?

Not sure how you read that into my post?


33 posted on 03/08/2008 2:54:34 PM PST by shaft29
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To: D-fendr

Ah, but you see, those rules only apply to Democrats.


34 posted on 03/08/2008 3:01:34 PM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Pit1
And Obama just won Wyoming.
35 posted on 03/08/2008 3:05:17 PM PST by Dante3
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