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The Democrats' anti-momentum
Slate ^ | Mar 24, 2008 | Walter Shapiro

Posted on 03/24/2008 8:40:25 AM PDT by fightinJAG

Forget buyer's remorse -- the real malady likely to be triggered by the never-ending Democratic presidential race is buyer's confusion.


With the chances to rerun the outlaw Michigan and Florida primaries now at the vanishing point, it may be time to inquire about a do-over for the rest of America. This is not an argument for Clinton, who otherwise probably has too far to go and too few remaining primaries to get there.

But after a week punctuated by Obama's right-stuff response to wrong-way Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Clinton's document dump of today-tea-was-served White House schedules, Democrats are being barraged with new information about the candidates long after most of them have made a binding decision on a nominee.

It is akin to being given a subscription to Consumer Reports the day after you bought a new car.

The marketing of the Democratic race is made to order for this era of narrow-casting and the long tail on the bell curve. Unless you live in one of the eight states left to vote (Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, South Dakota, Montana and Oregon) or are among the more than 300 or so undeclared superdelegates, your views no longer matter.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; hillary; obama; shapiro

1 posted on 03/24/2008 8:40:25 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

This is funny. All the states who moved their primaries and caucuses up to try and be “important” in the delegate selection process ended up just screwing themselves. While the back-end states (like here in North Carolina), that nobody really thought would matter, are now vitally important.

Sorry, guys. You made your bed, now lie in it and enjoy the fleas.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 8:44:03 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: Moose4

I am betting if there was a Democratic party caucus do-over in Minnesota Obama would now lose.

3 posted on 03/24/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: fightinJAG

The Democrat Sideshow could not be more appropriate. It’s a predictable outgrowth of the Democrats’ decadence, confusion, depravity, and stupidity, and it serves to inform the American people of exactly what the Democrats would do to the U.S.A. if they could. What else would anybody expect from such a bunch of morons, psychotics, delusionals, and sociopaths???

4 posted on 03/24/2008 8:48:51 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: fightinJAG

When it comes to the convention, what if the delegates decide to compromise and dump both Obama and Clinton in the name of holding the party together?

As the train wreck nears, look for a movement to draft an alternative third candidate- one with name recognition and the ability to unite the party. Look for the return of Al Gore.

5 posted on 03/24/2008 8:56:51 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: Savage Beast

Not a single media type has asked any Democrat - candidate, voter, advisor, or incumbent - about all these ballot-box hijinks.

Their silence is deafening as legitimate losses by Democrats are declared - and now automatically assumed - to be the result of labyrinthine GOP plots carried out with split-second precision.

Tellingly, none of the Dem squeaky wheels will speak up and say that cheating is cheating even if it’s within a single party’s nomination process.

6 posted on 03/24/2008 9:12:54 AM PDT by relictele (American Idol: for those times when karaoke at a local bar just isn't horrid enough)
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To: bobjam

Al Gore would not help the Dems, Gore would not only lose his “home” state, he would lose another 35-40 states.
Bore is a big fat Loser and always has been!

7 posted on 03/24/2008 10:15:33 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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