AP to Hillary: Stop making excuses for losing
posted at 9:21 pm on February 12, 2008 by Bryan
It’s rare that a straight political article by the Associated (with terrorists) Press makes me laugh, but this one did. And that’s in spite of the fact that its upshot is that Obama is looking unstoppable right now.
Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has found a lot of ways to explain her string of losses to Sen. Barack Obama.
Caucus states, the former first lady says, are undemocratic and cater only to party activists. Southern states, like Louisiana, have “a very strong and very proud African-American electorate” naturally predisposed to favor a black candidate. And so-called “red” states like North Dakota, Idaho and Kansas — all of which Obama won on Super Tuesday — will never choose a Democrat in the general election anyway.
By this logic, only certain states really matter, such as New Hampshire and New Jersey, states that Clinton has won. Or Texas and Ohio, states she must capture to stay in the race.
So Hillary is dismissing red states except the reddest state of all, Texas, because she might actually win that one. And even though the last Democrat to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. And whether she’s the nominee or Obama keeps on rolling, Texas will stay a deep shade of red this fall.
The list of excuses is long, but the justifications are wearing thin as Obama was expected to win primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia on Tuesday after a four-state sweep last weekend plus the Virgin Islands. All the contests Clinton has suggested don’t count are proving in size and scope that they do.
Read the rest. Basically, no one is buying Hillary’s excuses or spin. She’s losing. If she doesn’t figure that out fast, she’s done. If it’s not already too late.
Though I’d rather face her than Obama in the fall, the thought of a Clinton losing ugly and spinning like this and the press smacking her for it, and that she’s losing to the Chauncey Gardner candidate after spending decades preparing for this race…well, that’s funny, I don’t care who ya are.