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Character-check Time

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Happy Potomac Primary Morning!

168 phat delegates are up for the taking tonight in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

In a few hours, Obama will have won every state since Super Tuesday, 8 in a row, and every one of them by 20-30+ point margins.

With everything going against the Clintons at this point – states won, vote counts, money and momentum each by a 2-to-1 difference – Bill & Hillary are now facing their first election loss in nearly 30 years.

This is character-check time.  Whatever dirty tricks and “opposition research” the Clintons plan to use against Obama, we’re gonna see it in the next 3 weeks (leading up to Texas and Ohio on March 4th).  Will their desperation turn ugly?

There’s a brutal article about the sorry state of the Clinton campaign on page 1 of the New York Times today:  (doh!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/us/politics/12clinton.html?_r=1&hp&oref=login

If anyone from super-delegates to supporters to “undecideds” read this . . . I mean, it really should be on the obit page!

Democratic voters have to put this nomination away for Obama, and fast, because we want to avoid any kind of an indelicate delegate debacle.

This has been a wonderfully and cleanly-waged primary, epitomized by that L.A. debate, the two of them sitting side-by-side and laughing, and saying they were friends before this and will be friends after this.

I’m just praying that the Clintons keep it that way.  With elimination and the end of the dream staring them in the face — do they become vicious dogs, or elder statesmen?  They certainly failed this test in South Carolina.  Stay tuned.

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For one of the most historic events in American history — check out my Obama Inauguration Adventures.

For how Woodstock promoter Michael Lang used my reports in his book — check out how Obama’s Inauguration was like Woodstock.

For an account of the most jubilant night in the history of New York — check the Election Night 2008 Adventure

For a night in New York that started out just as joyous — check out the Election Night 2004 Adventure.

For the kind of creations that got us across the historic finish line — check out my poem and video for Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde.

For an on-the-campaign-trail adventure — check out the physical altercation I was in the middle of with Al Franken at a Howard Dean rally in ’04.

For my tribute to a great political reporter — check out my Tim Russert tribute.

For a full listing of great reporters and news sources — check out my Political Sources Primer.

For how well these sources work — check out my 2012 election predictions.

… or here’s the 2008 projections — in both, I’m over 98% correct.  😉

 

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Brian Hassett  — karmacoupon@gmail.com

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