Monday, May 19, 2008

It's all over but the crying.

Many in the Obama camp have been worried about a potential move by Hillary Clinton to win this nomination by having all of the Michigan and Florida delegations seated.

Folks, you can put those fears to rest, and it's (usually) pro-Clinton CNN who outlines the good news.

From today's Political Ticker on CNN

FLORIDA, MICHIGAN CANNOT SAVE CLINTON

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michigan and Florida alone can't save Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign.

Interviews with those considering how to handle the two states' banished convention delegates found little interest in the former first lady's best-case scenario. Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries.

Even if they were, it wouldn't erase Barack Obama's growing lead in delegates.

There's more on the link, but the long and short of it is that, even if the Rules Committee were to (unfathomably) award ALL of the proportional delegates reflected in Michigan and Florida's sham "elections," it STILL wouldn't be enough for Hillary Clinton to catch up to Sen. Obama. This may not exactly be breaking news to some, but I consider this especially good news in that it's coming from CNN.

CNN has, for much of this campaign, carried Hillary's media water, emphasizing her huge lead in superdelegates early back in February, and generally keeping her fading hopes alive with its coverage of Pennsylvania, the Wright scandal, etc. It's a good sign that even they have seen the writing on the wall.

Onward to take on John McCain.

I'm putting in my little $15/month.

Are you?

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