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  •  I guess I'd say that this is a Hillary "meme" (2+ / 0-)
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    though I'm hesitant to use that annoying word again on Dailykos.  But if it's true that Obama had the chance to "put Clinton away" -- that he had her on the ropes -- why aren't people saying the same of Clinton in Wyoming?  Certainly Clinton had Obama "on the ropes," and clearly Obama bounced back.  So why isn't the MSM running around saying that Hillary couldn't close the deal?  I mean, she's got the ex-President with her, she'd just won primaries in Ohio, Rhode Island, and Texas (for God's sake!), she's flush with cash, cash, cash, and yet she couldn't muster the knockout punch in Wyoming.  Let's face it: she's got a problem closing, psychodrew. :)

    But don't worry.  I'll give her another chance to put Obama out in Tuesday's Mississippi primary.  But if she can't put him away then, sheesh, obviously she's a candidate who can't "close the deal."

    •  She isn't the front-runner. (1+ / 0-)
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      He had the money and the endorsements.

      Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality.

      by psychodrew on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 09:09:49 PM PST

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      •  She was the front-runner in Ohio and Texas. (1+ / 0-)
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        Obama is the front-runner, but this is the tightest contest in years, so that doesn't mean much. Some states look good for Hillary, some for Obama, and some have been surprising either in the margins of victory (Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Massachusetts) or in the fact of victory at all (Missouri).  Ohio was surprising neither in margin of victory nor in the order of finish.  Texas was surprising in that the margin of victory was so small and that Obama won the delegate count.  The pundits have already divvied up the remaining states, with hardly a one aside from maybe Indiana a true toss-up.  If one or the other wins an upset--a relatively rare thing this season--then there'd be legitimate claim to something interesting.

        But this has been a micro-primary season--a war of attrition, not a spectacular and brief fight.  And I suspect it'll be a war of attrition all the way.  The MSM wants to turn this into a knock-out round, but, barring catastrophe for either candidate, it'll be a nail-biting creep all the way to the finish line.

      •  According to the US press she might as (0+ / 0-)

        well be. She's got the mo. Obama is flailing. It's opposite day.

        Actually no one has the mo but the media needs a race and they are more than happy to assist Clinton's campaign to move the goalposts out to the freaking parking lot if need be. Perhaps SNL can do a skit about that.

        Apparently she has the money too. That's what I heard. She also has the Clinton name and she has a fairly popular former President stumping for her. Those assets in a Democratic primary should more than compensate for any extra financial advantage Obama has over her. Yet, somehow they don't. Go figure.

        A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. Carl Sandberg

        by mentaldebris on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 10:09:27 PM PST

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        •  Let's talk about money. (0+ / 0-)

          Apparently she has the money too. That's what I heard. She also has the Clinton name and she has a fairly popular former President stumping for her. Those assets in a Democratic primary should more than compensate for any extra financial advantage Obama has over her. Yet, somehow they don't. Go figure.

          He's raised more than $80 million since Iowa and she hasn't even raise $50 million.  That's a HUGE advantage.  More paid staff to GOTV.  More advertising.  And he also got SEIU support.  He had the ammunition for a knock-out punch, and he clearly expected it, with all his surrogates out on TV last weekend saying Hillary needs to think about dropping out.

          But he couldn't close the deal.

          Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality.

          by psychodrew on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 10:31:57 PM PST

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