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The Clinton campaign is now bombarding supporters with e-mail pleas for contributions. “As we ramp up our campaign in Pennsylvania, I need your help to make sure we have the resources we need to win,” said an e-mail sent out over Hillary’s signature Tuesday. “The Obama campaign is in the middle of a $3 million ad blitz in Pennsylvania, and we’ve got to do everything we can to overcome their fundraising advantage.”
The former front-runner once deemed inevitable has now become a forlorn underdog deemed almost impossible. Small wonder, then, that while Hillary was traversing Pennsylvania in a two-day campaign blitz, Barack Obama was vacationing in the Virgin Islands.
WHILE REPORTERS, pundits, and bloggers are pronouncing doom for her campaign, however, Mrs. Clinton seems undaunted by the odds against her. At a press conference following her Greensburg rally, she gamely endured questions about how she “misspoke” in recently claiming to have landed in Bosnia under sniper fire in 1996. When asked about her earlier remark that it was the first time she had misspoken in 12 years, Hillary replied with a smile: “I was joking. Lighten up, guys.”
She seemed similarly upbeat when asked whether she would face accusations of “disenfranchisement” if she won the nomination on the strength of super-delegates. “We have to wait and see what happens. There’s been a lot of talk about what if, what if, what if. Let’s wait until we get some facts. People are going to vote over the next months, millions of people. And we should wait and see the outcome of those votes.”
While Obama basked in the tropical sun, Hillary was conjuring up the gritty spirit of Joe Paterno. The Greensburg crowd cheered loudly when she mentioned the legendary Penn State football coach (all concerned evidently forgetting Paterno is a hated Republican of long standing). Trailing badly in the fourth quarter of her campaign for the Democratic nomination, Hillary may yet lose, but she seems determined not to quit until the final whistle.
Asked Tuesday if she was feeling pressure to get out of the race, Mrs. Clinton answered, “The most common thing the people say — it happened here, it happened last night, it happens everywhere I go — is, ‘Don’t give up,’ ‘Keep going,’ ‘We’re with you.’ And I feel very good about that, because that’s what I intend to do.”
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?