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After Wisconsin Hillary had two choices: Resign with dignity or fight on. To paraphrase Robert Frost: "Hillary chose the chose the road less traveled (the low road). And it has made no difference."  

When Obama won Wisconsin for his 11th straight primary victory, many analysts said the race was over. Facing insurmountable odds her aides pleaded with her to resign.

But Hillary chose the road less traveled, she chose to fight.

She called Obama a plagiarist, a right-winger, a liar, a left-winger, an elitist, a snob and "out-of-touch." She sold her soul to Richard Mellon Scaife, to Fox News, to Rush Limbaugh. She played the race card, the gender card, the fear car, and the hick card. She alienated the black community, the activist base, economists, academics, and half the United States (but only the States that "didn’t matter" of course). She sold fear: ominous 3 A.M. phone calls, the great depression, and Osama bin-Laden. She threatened to obliterate Iran, to dismantle OPEC, and name dropped 9/11. She gulped beer, pumped gas and shot whiskey. She loaned herself $11 million dollars and racked-up $10 million more in debt. Worst of all, she shopped her plump promises for shriveled platitudes: $30 in false tax relief to a public $5 trillion in debt.

And now, three months later, at the tail end of a campaign fraught with unnecessary infighting, soul-selling, name calling, party betrayal, and reputation trashing, what did she get? What did she gain for taking that "road less traveled by"?

A "net" loss of 2 delegates (381 to Obama’s 383).

(I guess that's what she gets for listening to a Republican).

Originally posted to Atomic Punk on Wed May 07, 2008 at 12:39 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Did she get to Scotland before yee?...........n/t (0+ / 0-)
  •  Obama's high road (0+ / 0-)

    If Obama used the same approach Clinton did, Huma Abedin and Thomas Alfred Taylor would now be household names just like Jeremiah Wright.  

  •  That's an impressive list -- (0+ / 0-)

    wouldn't it be great if we could retire all these tactics in future campaigns as being inoperative or non-productive??  THAT would be a legacy to be proud of.

  •  You have just saved me a diary! (0+ / 0-)

    Yours is much better--I was going to write on the invisible damage done not only to Obama and to Hillary herself, but also to the Democratic Party (to be associated with such practices) and to the American soul.

    Thanks for being so sharp and concise.

  •  Your diary is (0+ / 0-)

    dtruth! All of this mess for 2 delegates. Shame on you, Hillary.

    "Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth." Archimedes

    by dtruth on Wed May 07, 2008 at 01:02:44 PM PDT

  •  I sure would hate to see her be (0+ / 0-)

    rewarded with the offer of  being Obama's running mate.  

    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Wed May 07, 2008 at 01:02:44 PM PDT

  •  Hillary didnt go low enough. (0+ / 0-)

    Not that its even low, but she could have knocked Obama out of the race months ago if her campaign would have brought up Rev Wright.

    She went way too easy on Obama because thought she couldnt lose. Now she's paying for it. You cant afford to be politically correct in politics. You can be sure the republicans wont be.

    •  Great Logic (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      She went low and lost two delegates. Gosh imagine if she'd gone LOWER!  She might have lost 20!!!!

      Grow up. Low is a euphemism for Lie. Castigating Obama for Wright is a lie. It's premised on the unreasonable belief that we adopt all the ideas of those we listen to.  If that were true then:

      *I'm an alcoholic because I enjoy Hemingway.
      *I'm an anti-semite because I liked Lethal Weapon.
      *I'm pro-slavery because I find Thomas Jefferson inspirational.

      You get the (rather hyperbolic) idea.

      The point is one candidate offers hope, the other offers crap. But people like you think it's a hearty meal because it's all you've eaten.

      Hillary's going down. Let's not let her drag us with her.

      •  Why didnt Obama think of that! (0+ / 0-)

        Hey, going to Wright's church for 20 years isnt any different from watching Mel Gibson movies LOL.

        Thanks for the laugh.

        •  the point... (0+ / 0-)

          ...if there was one...

          Was that you don't necessarily adopt the beliefs of everyone whom you listen to or even admire. And to toss everything Obama is aside merely because he listened to an (occasionally) radical preacher is a waste.

          Because no one is perfect. And those that appear to be are probably worse.  

    •  Obama could have dragged out Hillary's (0+ / 0-)

      guy - Doug Coe of the family and asked about why she has stayed in a ultra-conservative group including Karl Rove and Sam Brownback for the last 15 years.

      That didn't get much play did it?  How come Hillary didn't just walk away from a group of nuts who believe that God rewards them with wealth and they are destined to rule the world because they are God's favorites?  She had a choice, but hey she's still there!

      And nobody says a word......shhhhhhhhh

      •  It didn't get much play... (0+ / 0-)

        Because they're mainstream. Wacky but mainstream.

        And you can't get sh*t on them. I have searched every conceivable source and other than the MSNBC video there is almost nothing on them.  

        •  It's like Rev. Moon. He's nuts for the squirrels (0+ / 0-)

          and you never hear a word about how much influence he has in DC.  He was "coronated" king of the world, or emporer, I forget which in the Dirksen Office Building in DC with many of our politcos on hand.  He owns the Washington Times which is quoted constantly as some sort of reputable paper.

          The exchange between Hillary and Bill O'Liely seemed to me like some sort of dog whistle comment.  "God bless us rich people and to the next generations" seemed like some sort of comment one might hear in a room full of rich crazies.

          Bill seemed to know exactly what she was saying and nodded approvingly.

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