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  •  I disagree. (3+ / 0-)
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    FyodorFish, biscobosco, bythesea

    if she doesn't win by a landslide it's a massive loss that will effectively end her campaign...

    We have seen this over and over. As the election gets close, and Obama closes in, Clinton declares herself the underdog, or in a fight for her life. When she wins by 5-10 points, it is then trumpeted by the lazy-ass media as a big deal, even though she was up 20+ a few weeks before.

    The Clinton campaign has done only one thing well: handing the media bullshit stories about her viability, and getting them to paper the nation with them.

    Wes Clark for VEEP!
    Obama/Clark: You want a side-order of Realignment to go with that Change?

    by pat208 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 10:46:59 AM PDT

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    •  This narrative also feeds the fundraising machine (2+ / 0-)
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      biscobosco, pat208

      She then manages to raise more money (and support) by portraying herself as a fighter. When the reality is, she lost the race from a expectations perspective.

      Consider this- if Obama won Illinois by say, only 3 points, the MSM would be all over him about how that was really a loss.

      But, Clinton has managed to sucessfully spin her narrow losses as a come from behind victory, when the reality is that she should have won by a much greater margin.

    •  Don't give her credit for that (0+ / 0-)

      She can have credit for a lot of other things.  But the MSM has its own agenda that includes keeping this very interesting war between HRC and BHO going as long as it can.  Too bad there's no OJ-like story to tie them up so they wouldn't feed into this fight.

      I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. - Margaret Mead

      by fayea on Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 01:41:26 PM PDT

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