How can you accuse Obama of not delivering a KO? Did anyone truly think he could KO Hillary after Iowa? It was just getting started and we all knew that. Obama won Super Tuesday with more states, more votes and more delegates. Because Hillary refuses to give up does not mean Obama didn’t KO her. He KOed her as much as anyone could KO Hillary.
Look at McCain and Huckabee. I don’t see you writing about how McCain still couldn’t KO Huckabee even though the math made it literally impossible for Huckabee to win. So was it a failure for McCain because he couldn’t KO someone who couldn’t even get up off the mat, but who refused to get out of the ring? On your terms, I see McCain’s inability to get Huckabee to leave the race as a much significant story.p>This whole pundit theme of “he had three chances…” is already getting old. No one expected Obama to “win” the nomination after Iowa. No one thought he even had a chance to do so. If you did, you know nothing about political campaigns. And if you didn’t think Hillary had the money and the will to stay in until Texas and Ohio in the least, you clearly know little about Hillary Clinton and her violent refusal to take the high road in politics. br> — Brian Rich br> Moscow, Idaho /p>
While I’m sure that a certain Elton John song is getting a lot of airplay today, the likelihood is that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee, barring a serious meltdown in his campaign. In order to negate his delegate lead, the Clinton campaign would have to win the majority of super-delegates, which would appear to Barack’s supporters as a backroom deal, or manage to seat the Michigan and Florida delegates, or both, in which case, the perception of the Democratic Party would be that the movers and shakers had closed ranks and resorted to the kind of chicanery that they normally reserve for Republicans in order to select the white woman over the black man.
A Republican who failed to remind African American voters that Democrats were the party of Jim Crow, slavery and segregation, or that their current superdelegates include a former KKK Kleagle who is now the senior senator from West Virginia, would be throwing away the opportunity of a lifetime. An Obama nomination carries its own opportunities in Florida and Michigan, where John McCain can make the claim that the Democrats, who had previously demanded that they count a few hundred dangling chads, this time refused to recognize the votes of millions and a clear majority. It’s unlikely that outraged Hillary supporters in those states would come out for McCain, but they may lack the motivation to go the polls at all, keeping Florida safely red and putting Michigan in play.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?