So Obama has won the nomination. Except, the Democratic party isn’t, so he now has to convince the party bosses and donors that he’s the guy.
Phone surveys of Oregon voters painted a strikingly different picture of that state’s electorate.
Mr Obama won 60% of the state’s white voters, while just 10% of the state’s voters said that race was important when deciding their vote, and they were split evenly between Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton.
Ah, the complexities of the great country known as America.
Hillary is having more trouble that simply falling behind in the polls and delegate count.
The Politico reports that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is cash-strapped and has been slow in paying her bills, opting instead to make more media buys:
“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small-business circles.
A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
And word is getting around that Clinton’s campaign does not promptly pay those who labor to make her events look good, said an employee of the event production company Forty Two of Youngstown, Ohio.
“I feel insulted by the way that the campaign treated this company and treated us personally,” said the employee, who did not want to be named talking about a client.
“We worked very hard to put together these events on a moment’s notice and do absolutely everything to a ‘t’ to make it look perfect on television for her and for her campaign,” said the employee. “Sen. Clinton talks about helping working families, people in unions and small businesses. But when it comes down to actually doing something that shows that she can back up her words with action, she fails.”
Until recently the most popular metaphor to describe the Hillary Clinton campaign was Scorched Earth. This metaphor implies that Hillary is willing to destroy the entire Democrat party in an effort to win the nomination. However, there is a new metaphor on the block which is a bit more precise in its description: the Tonya Harding Option. This new metaphor was supposedly introduced yesterday by Jake Tapper in his ABC News ‘Political Punch’ posting, Democratic Party Official: Clinton Pursuing ‘The Tonya Harding Option’:
Heh, the punch line is that both lost, and someone else won.
In this case, that someone else would be McCain. Man, Clinton is never going to live it down if she is the one that’s seen to have stood in the way of a Democrat victory. Hopefully then we’ll get rid of her for good.