Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

As little as six months ago, Senator Clinton was the overwhelming choice of the left for the Presidential nomination. Then she lost eleven straight contests to Senator Obama and the wheels came off her campaign. Now after winning two big primaries on Tuesday, Senator Clinton is proclaiming her rightful spot right next to BHO. Not so fast. She still trails Obama in the important count of delegates and the even more important still category of like-ability. Many pundits believe that she could win out the remaining primaries and still not get the nomination. It's all in the math. Hillary, however, learned from a different math book. Right now she is busy lawyering up, readying her staff for an all out war in the super delegate realm and setting the groundwork for a re-vote in Florida, if not Michigan. In the end, no one really wants another run with the Clintons. Everyone just wants to move on.

That leads me to Senator Obama. Regardless of whether you think he has the experience or not, I happen to think his experience level is satisfactory, his speech resonates louder than his policy. When you get right down to it, there is not much difference between him and Hillary. She voted for the war before she voted against it, he never voted for it. They both want nationalized healthcare. He will ask you nicely to buy into it, she will force you. They are both big taxing, big spending liberals. Obama was even voted most liberal in the Senate - over Ted Kennedy OUCH! His rhetoric is pleasing to the ears. We all want change of some kind, right? I have "hope" as much as the next guy, but Obama reminds me of a snake oil salesman in the old west. Just drink the BHO potion and it will cure what problems you have. Problem is everyone buys into it, but no one ever feels better. Go sell socialism somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.