A sign of backlash among the superdelegates?

posted at 12:10 pm on July 15, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama hasn’t won many friends on Capitol Hill since apparently clinching the nomination, Politico reports.  Democratic staffers complain of arrogance and inattention to the needs of Congressional Democrats, as well as poor coordination on appearances.  Obama’s campaign has a sense of entitlement that may wind up being premature:

After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is insular, uncooperative and inattentive to their hopes for a broad Democratic victory in November.

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.” …

Privately, however, there is a different message coming from some Democratic quarters on the Hill and on K Street. Some Democratic leadership staffers complain that, having defeated the vaunted Clinton political machine in the primaries, the Obama campaign now feels a “sense of entitlement” that leads to “arrogance.”

Yesterday I wrote that an effort to get Hillary Clinton a floor vote at the convention had a small chance of posing a risk to Obama’s nomination. With Obama’s FISA flip-flop, the netroots have become disillusioned with hope and change, and any shift Obama makes on Iraq will only exacerbate it.  He doesn’t have enough pledged delegates to cement his nomination, and superdelegates can change their minds at any time.

And who are those superdelegates?  In large part, the consist of the Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate.  They jumped on the Obama bandwagon mostly after the primaries ended, but they could just as easily jump back off again if they believe Obama to be a losing cause.

Team Obama’s arrogant attitude has manifested itself mainly in relations with key Democrats on Capitol Hill; for instance, Obama never notified Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi of his plans to change venues at the convention until their staffers heard it on a press conference call.  Obama appears in Congressional districts without notifying the candidates, losing them opportunities to appear with the presumptive nominee.  John Bresnahan has more examples in his article as well.

Hillary Clinton has shrewdly positioned herself with the Left on the FISA bill in anticipation of an Obama meltdown.  Obama seems to have forgotten his tenuous position at the convention and the need for strong support from Capitol Hill in order to secure his nomination.  If he continues to stumble publicly and snub party leaders privately, Obama may be in for a very rude shock if Hillary gets her floor vote in Denver.


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Ed, you are wrong.

It can’t be. Obama is the UNITER! He is going to UNITE our nation, then onto the world.

Sir Napsalot on July 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM

The Dem superdelegates are too gutless to risk the black voters staying home.

Looks like they could have a big case of buyer’s remorse. And I can have another big bowl of popcorn. That convention is looking like great Must-See TV. And I can even hit the “mute” button when Granny Pelosi talks.

Wethal on July 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Well, he seems to be uniting the blacks. But, getting 95% of the black vote is solely based on them agreeing with his policies, right? Right? RIGHT? (tap tap) Is this thing on?

marklmail on July 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Send them all complimentary copies of the New Yorker, fast.

profitsbeard on July 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Exactly. This is the moment when our country, our world, even the earth, they will all begin to heal.

Don’t you see that, Ed?

Jaibones on July 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

I just can’t stop laughing. You can’t make this stuff up.

bopbottle on July 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

My popcorn’s ready!
I see Wethal beat me to it, but it still tastes great!

4shoes on July 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Bill Richardson peers deep into fresh chicken entrails and chews down another TUMS. He saw a vengeful Slick Willie staring back at him.

a capella on July 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM

OMG, if Hillary WERE to get the nom over Obama…the left would implode. World Worker’s Party might actually have a real chance finally.

I’d like to see KOS form his own party.

scottm on July 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Still can’t decide who would be more fun in the general, the gaffemaster or the queen of mean.

Buford Gooch on July 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM

If this goes to the floor, it is must see TV.

jencab on July 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.” …

The ironies of this election cycle continue to amaze.

Blacklake on July 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM

….but they could just as easily jump back off again if they believe Obama to be a losing cause….

IF they believe he’s a losing cause?!!!

With the way this guy has flip-flopped on virtually every single issue out there, changed his opinion on everything he previously said he had one single unshakeable opinion on, and now his campaign’s insistence on playing the race card every single chance they get, what else could this guy be except a lost cause?

All I can say at this point is that his staff had better make sure there is a refund clause in that contract they took out for that planned gala acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium. As what was said earlier, B.O, just may be in for a rude awakening come convention time.

pilamaye on July 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Could the superdels be experiencing buyer’s remorse? Excuse me. I’m going to get a beer. This will be very eeeeenteresting!!!!!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Obama appears in Congressional districts without notifying the candidates, losing them opportunities to appear with the presumptive nominee.

This sounds like a great way to get important people angry. Good work BO.

forest on July 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM

Even mentioning this is racist.

lorien1973 on July 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM

arrogance and entitlement used to describe obama? wow, when did these people wake up? he started thinking about the presidency as soon as he won the US senate seat in IL. gee, ya think he feels entitled?

jtorres138 on July 15, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Arrogant? Sense of entitlement? Insufferable?

I thought the sun shone out of Obama’s behind.

Anyway, the Dems are stuck with him. Lightworker, rose petals, haloes, continuously upturned nose and all. Although it would be hilarious to see Obama’s megalomaniacal stadium rally in Denver hosting the triumphal nominee… Hillary Clinton.

Gilda on July 15, 2008 at 12:34 PM

*munch* *munch* *munch*
Hmmm, Does anyone have any more butter? This popcorn is a little dry.

evilned on July 15, 2008 at 12:35 PM

the Obama campaign now feels a “sense of entitlement” that leads to “arrogance.”

Hey, I’ve got it! All the comics have said they have YET to find anything comical about BO… I have just one word –

EARROGANCE !!!

LMAOWTIME ! (w/tears in my eyes)

singlemalt_18 on July 15, 2008 at 12:35 PM

…and it ain’t over till the lady with the fat thighs sings…

right2bright on July 15, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Oh, What a shame…. All you racist bigots have the odacity to suggest that a black man has a feeling of entitlement..

For Shame ….For Shame….

saiga on July 15, 2008 at 12:37 PM

If Obama fails to win in the first round, then the pledged delegates are no longer pledged, and are free to shop their votes. errr vote their conscience.

Things could get really interesting then.

Can the superdelegates vote “present” in the first round?

If Obama can make a career out of it, why not them?

MarkTheGreat on July 15, 2008 at 12:38 PM

How does this help Michelle Obama’s kids?

amerpundit on July 15, 2008 at 12:38 PM

What an obamination. I guess his head will no longer fit in his Fez.

saiga on July 15, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Even mentioning this is racist.

lorien1973 on July 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM

Everyone getting distracted! This cannot be good for Michelle’s children…

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM

This is the most craptacular campaign “operation” I have ever seen, in 35 years of following politics. This sort of thing is Politics 101, and the Obama people haven’t even registered for the class yet. They have a nice website and a good looking candidate, and some stupid rich liberals throwing money at them, that’s about it.

Maybe BO thinks he can just rule by Executive Order once he gets elected. He will find out the hard way, just like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did. It makes me weep to think we are going to go through President Potty Training yet again, while terrorists are at the door and our financial system verges on collapse.

How in the HELL did Hillary Clinton lose to these guys???

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM

How does this help Michelle Obama’s kids?

amerpundit on July 15, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Heh… Beat me to it.

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Obambi makes McCain’s age problem look like an advantage to McCain. McCain should represent himself as seasoned maturity, beyond youthful arrogance.

DerKrieger on July 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Does this mean that ocean levels won’t be receding?

Cicero43 on July 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Now that’s entertainment!

Bob's Kid on July 15, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Nice to day-dream about, but a few bruised egos among the egotists is not going to lead the party to tear itself apart while mortally offending its most loyal constituency. The nomination wouldn’t be worth it for the person who got it as a result of a super-delegate reversal based on anything other than a total Obameltdown: If he comes back from Iraq praising the war, promising to use Mesopotamia to invade Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, changing his name to Barack Saddam Hussein Hammurabi Obama, and demanding that henceforth all his supporters wear their underwear on the outside… then maybe. Otherwise, even if it’s concluded he’s going down bigtime, the Dems’ll still take their lumps at the presidential level, console themselves with their congressional majorities, and look forward to 2012.

CK MacLeod on July 15, 2008 at 12:45 PM

How in the HELL did Hillary Clinton lose to these guys???

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM

1. Mass hysteria (how come no-one faints anymore?)
2. Clinton fatigue (hatred?)
3. Morons taking BO’s words at face value (Si Si Puerde)
4. Racism
5. HC’s sense of entitlement (no need to prepare for any primaries after Super Tuesday)

and on and on,,,,,

HawaiiLwyr on July 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM

McCain should represent himself as seasoned maturity, beyond youthful arrogance.

DerKrieger on July 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM

He just did in a speech in New Mexico. And, although I am NO McCain fan (See Immigration Reform, Feingold and Kennedy), He actually made numerous points to ponder.

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Operation Chaos part II

sabbott on July 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Oh yeah, something else I’ve been wanting to mention for a while.

Thank GOD for Politico! This organization is sensational. It’s broken so many stories this year that the lazy-asses at the big papers and the TV networks couldn’t bother with. It’s getting juicy inside stories like this one that are really keeping the campaigns on their toes and rocketing around the blogosphere so we all have a much better idea about what’s really going on than we would otherwise have.

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM

The sun sets. And deep in the dank, humid bowels of Chappaqua, the Hillary stirs.

Cicero43 on July 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Please paas the popcorn.

bill30097 on July 15, 2008 at 12:48 PM

As much as I’d like to think this is true, it still seems pretty tenuous. Ditch the first black candidate to win the Dem nomination on the basis of a floor fight unprecedented in modern political history? There would be blood in the streets of Denver. Still, anything that causes his campaign to screw up and irritate its base (and the general voting public) is amusing to me. Frankly, we need all the help we can get in preventing this woefully inexperienced candidate from winning the Presidency.

Jill1066 on July 15, 2008 at 12:48 PM

B.O, just may be in for a rude awakening come convention time.

May God forgive me, but I hope I hope I pray that this is true. My lefty colleagues are all agog about how wonderful it is that Obama’s speech accepting the nomination large enough to allow the unwashed masses (well…that’s my interpretation of how they see the people who they envision attending) to be a part of the political process and actually be there (insert trumpet fanfare here) when the great man takes the first step to saving the world.

I so want it to flop big time, one way or another. Those people, from Barak on down, need a serious deflating.

Bob's Kid on July 15, 2008 at 12:49 PM

How in the HELL did Hillary Clinton lose to these guys???

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Because he had the “Youth” on his side from the very beginning.

Perhaps that is why the yutes never turn out on election day… They start off beginning in their rock star and then when reality hits they say “same old *crackers” and don’t bother to vote… Thank the Lord.

(*No pun intended BTW.)

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM

“Now serving Number 2504. It’s your turn to cut Obama’s n**s off.”

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM

CORRECTION:

“They start off IN THE beginning BELIEVING in their rock star..”

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Er. that should be Obama’s speech accepting the nomination is in a venue large enough to allowed the unwashed masses to attend.

Where’d the rest of the sentence go? I refuse to take the blame.

/former democrat, although not a very good one

Bob's Kid on July 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM

With Obama’s FISA flip-flop, the netroots have become disillusioned with hope and change …

I think his real policy – the ones that the ‘roots are disillusioned with – is “change and hope”, i.e., Obama changing his position constantly and then hoping the latest revision will “stick”.

RD on July 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Barck HUSSEIN Obama (PBUH)(SAW)(SWT) will heal all, come convention time, don’t worry!

Dale in Atlanta on July 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM

PUMA, baby.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM

…and demanding that henceforth all his supporters wear their underwear on the outside…

CK MacLeod on July 15, 2008 at 12:45 PM

All true except for this part. If his zombie supporters are already changing their middle names to Hussein, marching around with their underpants on the outside wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

I’d actually be in favor of this anyway. It would make the morons easier to identify and avoid.

Gilda on July 15, 2008 at 12:53 PM

I think his real policy – the ones that the ‘roots are disillusioned with – is “change and hope”…

Otherwise known as “adjust and pray”.

RD on July 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

How can Hillary NOT get a floor vote? I thought that was the entire point of the convention – each state delegation stating how many delegates for each candidate.

Clark1 on July 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

heheh Im lovin this!

becki51758 on July 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

She has not released her delegates yet, so yes, it would seem that the convention roll call COULD be very interesting. Most of the time, the losing candidate releases his/her delegates so the roll call is just a formality, or has won so few delegates that it doesn’t matter.

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:58 PM

I still say that Hillary will be much harder to beat. This guy will melt down, let’s just hope it is after the convention.

carbon_footprint on July 15, 2008 at 12:59 PM

How can Hillary NOT get a floor vote? I thought that was the entire point of the convention – each state delegation stating how many delegates for each candidate.

Clark1 on July 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Well, that would be a very “Democratic” process, something the libs and Dems rarely put into practice… (see the creation of “SUPERdelegates” in the first place).

Swinehound on July 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Man, take a look at the Popcorn Futures Market today – through the roof!

Think_b4_speaking on July 15, 2008 at 1:01 PM

Wait am I to understand he’s not President yet? Then why does that presidential seal have his name on it?

Chuck Schick on July 15, 2008 at 1:03 PM

I can not stand hc, but she beats the daylights out of bho IMO. I hope she gets a floor vote, boy this is getting so much fun.
L

letget on July 15, 2008 at 1:04 PM

How’s the weather out in wishfulthinkingland this week? :-)

Jazz Shaw on July 15, 2008 at 1:05 PM

rockmom on July 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Totally agree about the Politico. I’ve lost count of how many stories they’ve broken. Jake Tapper at ABC has also been great.

Missy on July 15, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Let’s see, Obama’s people:

(1) think they’re smart and everyone else is stupid
(2) feel they are entitled to special treatment.

Democrats are only now discovering that Obama is… a typical liberal!

You’ll like it better, or my name isn’t Orville Redenbacher!

jeff_from_mpls on July 15, 2008 at 1:06 PM

To fulfill the prophecy, the messiah will be crucified by his own…

JetBoy on July 15, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Sort of OT: Is it just me, or has Obama already released his June fundraising figures? I seem to have missed them.

tree hugging sister on July 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Sort of OT: Is it just me, or has Obama already released his June fundraising figures? I seem to have missed them.

tree hugging sister on July 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

He hasn’t. Expect a number somewhere south of $100M.

Chuck Schick on July 15, 2008 at 1:10 PM

He hasn’t. Expect a number somewhere south of $100M.

Chuck Schick on July 15, 2008 at 1:10 PM

.
You mean south, as in ‘Tierra del Fuego is south of Anchorage, Alaska’, right?

Think_b4_speaking on July 15, 2008 at 1:15 PM

This gets better every day! “sense of entitlement” is what Obama’s supporters said about Hillary, and now it is being said about Obama. Their convention is going to be fun to watch.

Karmi on July 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM

How’s the weather out in wishfulthinkingland this week? :-)

Jazz Shaw on July 15, 2008 at 1:05 PM

It’s great here. We just played a football game against the guys in nearby athirdpartycandidatecanwin and we defeated them handily.

jeff_from_mpls on July 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Who’s gonna tell Barack that Hillary wants her crown back?

bloggless on July 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Who’s gonna tell Barack that Hillary wants her crown back?

bloggless on July 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Michelle Obama nags him everyday about it…in-between nagging him about his shoes, pants, belt, etc.

Karmi on July 15, 2008 at 1:25 PM

“Obama never notified Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi of his plans to change venues at the convention until their staffers heard it on a press conference call.”

This is the first good thing I’ve heard about Obama.

I have to respect any action or deed that disrespects Pelosi/Reid.

Keep it up, Senator and you may make it to the bottom of the list of Democrats I despise.

NoDonkey on July 15, 2008 at 1:27 PM

The word that comes to my mind is cocky.

Obama = Cocky.

Yep, works for me… I wonder how America will feel about it?

Califemme on July 15, 2008 at 1:33 PM

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.” …

Sounds like Carter’s folks did.

Dave from Flint on July 15, 2008 at 1:36 PM

I can’t help but think that Hillary is sitting on the sidle lines getting ready to unhinge her jaw in anticipation of devouring the messiah whole on TV for the whole world to watch and shriek in abject terror.

I just love that image.

RobertInAustin on July 15, 2008 at 1:37 PM

jeff_from_mpls on July 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM

hahaa Congrats! ;)

becki51758 on July 15, 2008 at 1:41 PM

I can’t wait until the rest of the world figures out the American Messiah is an elitist phony who will betray anyone just to get a vote.

Sergei on July 15, 2008 at 1:42 PM

A floor vote for Clinton would be the mother of all upsets and lead to chaos in Denver. Rove, you magnificant bastard!

RobCon on July 15, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Chaos Lives!

steveegg on July 15, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Sort of OT: Is it just me, or has Obama already released his June fundraising figures? I seem to have missed them.

tree hugging sister on July 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Must be released by July 20. Unfortunately (or fortunately for Obama), that’s the weekend).

Wethal on July 15, 2008 at 1:55 PM

One of the congressional Democrats’ complaints in the article is, basically,
“You’re not telling us what you believe today, so we can’t articulate your positions.”
Hawhawhaw!

jgapinoy on July 15, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Obama’s staffers strike me as fraternity geek boys running their guy for student body president. “Yeah, a SEAL, kewl!”, “Let’s put him on a float and drive him into the Denver stadium!”, “Don’t forget fireworks!”, “I can do a spiffy web site that will auto purge any unfavorable posts.”, “Let’s get some cheerleaders behind him. Just white ones, no blacks or muslims, you know?”, “Don’t forget the spotlight. O-Boy loves a spotlight.”

You get the idea.

swampy on July 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything”

The call of the Democrat wild…

Texas Rainmaker on July 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM

There are so many contituencies to please in the Democrat party that it is like herding cats. There is the minority vote (black, hispanic, single moms), the money vote (Soros and Hollywood), the union vote, the gay/lesbian vote, the abortion vote, the welfare vote, and the BDS vote. Most of these overlap but NONE of them are enough to win the general election. With two substantial candidates in Hillary and Obama splitting loyalties, these groups can be appealed to in any number of ways to keep things interesting for the rest of us. As long as they remain split and fairly even (thank you Rush and Operation Chaos) it could be a good show with the good guys pulling it out in the end.

jerseyman on July 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Liberals are cowards at heart and liberal politicians are sniveling cowards so don’t expect them to change their votes over to the hildebeast knowing that doing so will incur the wrath of the black proles. They is stuck with obambi now.

elduende on July 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Changing the votes of the super delegates would be very risky with respect to the black vote. For most democrats however, the black vote is not that important to win their districts (money and foot soldiers come from NARAL and the unions). However, if some of the influential constituencies (NARAL, NEA, MSM, MOVE-ON) begin shifting because of positions that Obama takes, the door might be opened for some fireworks. With Beckel, Begala, and Carvel on board, Hillary undoubtably has some surprises for the late innings.

jerseyman on July 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM

elduende on July 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Indeed. They created Frankenstein and can’t control it. No way are they going to even think about abandoning Obama due to fear of being branded racist. They will have to be content with laying in the bed they made.

Grafted on July 15, 2008 at 2:41 PM

This is all really fun, but aren’t we taking our eye off the ball here? As much fun as it would be to see this legend-in-his-own-mind get smacked down hard, I would much prefer it to be done by McCain in the general election, rather than by Hillary in Denver.

Guess what happens if Hillary knocks off Obama? She becomes the dreaded “comeback kid”, the most beloved of all the media, who will scurrying to atone for their sin of ever doubting her inevitability.

In that scenario, the only problem the Dems will have is how to blame Obama’s unravelling, and the riots, on the evil Republicans. With the eager help of the MSM, they will find a way.

drunyan8315 on July 15, 2008 at 2:49 PM

In response to Sergei, who “can’t wait until the rest of the world figures out the American Messiah is an elitist phony who will betray anyone just to get a vote”, hopefully it will be after the Dem convention and before the general election.

As for Hillary being placed in nomination at the convention, it might make for some interesting political fireworks, but what if she WINS?

Steve Z on July 15, 2008 at 3:38 PM

I have never doubted the Clinton’s ability to pull a rabbit out of a hat and I have never really believed that Hillary would not get the nomination. With all of Obama’s stumbles it looks much easier than before. Unfortunately she will be much harder to beat in the general than Obama. Now if the republicans could just find some way to nominate Thompson or Romney (instead of McCain) we could have a reasonable election instead of “who do I dislike worse?).

duff65 on July 15, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Chaos Lives!

steveegg on July 15, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Dittos.

I wonder if the RNC is going to write Rush a check for a couple hundred million for helping to destroy the Democrat party and for winning this election for them, in spite of their candidate.

misterpeasea on July 15, 2008 at 3:53 PM

“He doesn’t have enough pledged delegates to cement his nomination,”

Unlike the Republican delegates, there is nothing (that I have seen) in the Democratic rules that states that pledged delegates HAVE to vote for their candidate even on the FIRST ballot. Just like the SD’s

(section J; someone with more ‘law’ experience could correct me on that if I’m wrong)

Lord Nazh on July 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM

the Obama campaign now feels a “sense of entitlement” that leads to “arrogance.”

And, as we all know,…”arrogance leads to pride and pride leads to falling and that leads to Pelosi and Reid and The Dark Side of the Party.” Take care, he should… (with apologies to Uncle Yoda)

GeneSmith on July 15, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I’ll be IN denver working for my company during the Dem Convention. NOW, I think I’ll have to have a flak vest in my luggage because the work site is right next door to the final acceptance speech location.

EBAY?

44Magnum on July 15, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Obama may be in for a very rude shock if Hillary gets her floor vote in Denver.

Michelle’s head will explode.

peacenprosperity on July 15, 2008 at 6:41 PM

Unfortunately she will be much harder to beat in the general than Obama.

I can’t believe I’m saying this but if I wake up the morning after election day and it’s President elect barry things will be very bleak. If it’s hillary I won’t be nearly as worried. She ain’t retreating from Iraq, she’s got so much baggage that she ill have to be very careful who’s toes she steps on or every press confernce will be about scandals and if she is president she won’t be on the supreme court.

peacenprosperity on July 15, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Oh my, the plot thickens.

Terrye on July 15, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Ed,

You might want to google Phil Schiliro, the new Obama guy on Capitol Hill mentioned in the story. I understand he’s a K st lobbyist, working for Obama, the guy who has no lobbyists working for him :)

the drill sgt on July 15, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Talk about a good comedy! The stage is all set for Obama to accept the nomination with the 75,000 or so waiting for his great acceptance speech and the vote shows the nomination goes – – – to Hilary. I believe I’ve heard something Obama might need to take notice of: Never count your chickens before they hatch.

Oleta on July 15, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Never count your chickens before they hatch.

Oleta on July 15, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Does it matter. they will just come home to roost when they hatch.

unseen on July 16, 2008 at 2:14 AM

I think this is why the McCain campaign hasn’t gone after Obama. McCain doesn’t have a lot of cash and can’t afford to fire a salvo at the wrong target.

Hogman on July 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM