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60 Minutes, and how Obama’s Up has crossed over Hillary’s Down

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

The two lines have bisected.

We’re watching a turning point in the nomination.

The lines had just reached parity on Super Tuesday, but he still actually won it (narrowly) in both states and delegates.  And he hasn’t lost a contest since Super Tuesday — 5 and oh.  Or, oh-oh, if you’re a Clintonian.  Washington and Nebaska by 30+ points, Louisiana by 20, Maine by 15, and the Virgin Islands by 80%!!!

If you don’t know, they both did interviews for 60 Minutes tonight, and the newsmasters caught it.  It was like an interview with the winner, and the loser, of the race.  You could just see it in Hillary’s face, and hear it in her words.

Her clip about , “I’ve accepted and am at peace with whatever happens — it will be what’s supposed to be.” (or however she said it), and “I love being a Senator from New York.” etc. She knows. And Katie Couric, to her credit, one of the best in the business, got it out of her.

You can watch both segments here:

And for a fabulous contrast to Hillary, and compliment to Barack, check out Katie Couric with Michelle Obama.

5 minutes

The revolution has been televised.

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You can read this and 50 other Political Adventure Tales like it in my 2020 book Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy — Adventures in Politics — 1980–2020.


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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