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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 01:58 AM
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10. That's a good point, but ...
... suppose she takes all three of the states (TX, OH, RI) that day? She is ahead in all three states, though Obama is closing the gap. But his victory is not assured, in spite of the assertions of Obama supporters and the press (but I repeat myself).

Even wins by small margins, three of them, would certainly add momentum to her campaign. And a lot of people seem to forget that while it is highly unlikely that Clinton will achieve 2025 delegates by the convention, Obama is in a similar position. Getting to 2025 will not be as difficult for him, but he is still not likely to reach it.

Hillary is actually doing pretty well, considering that she is not just running against an individual, but a social movement, excitement, emotionally involving group activity, Change, Hope, and The Future. It is a good campaign strategy by Obama, but the fact that she's able to keep her polling numbers as high as they are speaks well to her base of support.

She shouldn't be counted out yet. In two weeks, that might change -- but it might also change for the better. The contest isn't quite over. Calling for her acquiescence now is still a little premature.

--p!
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  -I don't think Hillary will quit if she loses Texas but not Ohio. Bicoastal  Feb-26-08 01:24 AM   #0 
  - I'm starting to think of Hillary as Gollum...  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-26-08 01:26 AM   #1 
  - "She hates and loves the Nomination, Frodo...  Alter Ego   Feb-26-08 07:34 AM   #28 
  - OMG... rofl... that mental image calls for another cup of coffee !  K Gardner   Feb-26-08 08:39 AM   #32 
  - I believe that soon there will be pressure from those  DearAbby   Feb-26-08 01:26 AM   #2 
  - Probably not till PA unless she loses both OH and TX.  FlyingSquirrel   Feb-26-08 01:30 AM   #3 
  - I dont know, she has to win both states with a considerable  DearAbby   Feb-26-08 01:55 AM   #7 
  - It's worse on DU than real life, methinks  FlyingSquirrel   Feb-26-08 02:15 AM   #16 
  - Yep. She'll say OH is more important (swing state)  NoBorders   Feb-26-08 09:13 AM   #40 
  - I think that's already happening. She'll be out by March 5th, if she doesn't self-implode  K Gardner   Feb-26-08 08:39 AM   #33 
  - Take Note  kennetha   Feb-26-08 01:31 AM   #4 
  - I think you're right.  emilyg   Feb-26-08 01:56 AM   #8 
  - Rasmussen says Obama is leading among Texans who already voted.  Eric J in MN   Feb-26-08 02:02 AM   #11 
  - And don't forget we vote twice in Texas...  snooper2   Feb-26-08 08:35 AM   #30 
  - I don't think the Super Delegates will override the popular vote..nor do I think  NDambi   Feb-26-08 02:05 AM   #14 
  - Man, your post is full o contradictions  anigbrowl   Feb-26-08 02:07 AM   #15 
  - I don't buy that the supers wil buy that argument  karynnj   Feb-26-08 09:06 AM   #38 
  - Nah, she's toast and will declare it, maybe, for the good of the  babylonsister   Feb-26-08 01:32 AM   #5 
  - HRC campaign for President has simply failed to develop a compelling  grantcart   Feb-26-08 01:35 AM   #6 
  - There was a headline in one of the papers today  DearAbby   Feb-26-08 02:04 AM   #12 
  - Obama has some unique other experiences  grantcart   Feb-26-08 03:07 AM   #18 
     - thanks for acknowleding the value of Obama's career path.  cryingshame   Feb-26-08 08:48 AM   #35 
     - Amazing isn't it who would have thought that just talking and  grantcart   Feb-26-08 11:58 AM   #54 
     - I have seen his record...he has sponsered and co=sponsered  DearAbby   Feb-26-08 06:16 PM   #58 
  - But....but....but she had a "compelling message."  Nedsdag   Feb-26-08 09:06 AM   #39 
  - The more people saw her, the more they were turned off. Shrillness is no virtue for a candidate  Independent-Voter   Feb-26-08 10:32 AM   #47 
  - She needs to win 65-35% in Texas and Ohio and 70-30% in Pennsylvania to just catch up with Barack.  AtomicKitten   Feb-26-08 01:57 AM   #9 
  - That's the thing-she doesn't need to do that at all.  lizzy   Feb-26-08 07:29 AM   #25 
  - As it should...  Muzza   Feb-26-08 01:58 AM   # 
  - "And if Clinton wins, I will praise the Lord above!"  apocalypsehow   Feb-26-08 03:15 AM   #20 
  - That's a good point, but ...  Pigwidgeon   Feb-26-08 01:58 AM   #10 
  - I agree w/your post, but Obama HAS already caught up with her in Texas.  Bicoastal   Feb-26-08 02:04 AM   #13 
  - We'll see  blogslut   Feb-26-08 02:17 AM   #17 
  - If she loses TX and it's close in OH, she'll drop out  cali   Feb-26-08 03:12 AM   #19 
  - don't think Ohio will be close.  kennetha   Feb-26-08 03:21 AM   #21 
     - He's cut the margin in half in under two weeks. In the latest PPP  cali   Feb-26-08 03:49 AM   #22 
     - I don't know about that  spinbaby   Feb-26-08 07:27 AM   #24 
     - He's making inroads with the Unions.. lots of Union endorsements..  RoadRage   Feb-26-08 09:04 AM   #37 
  - Glenn Close. Fatal Attraction. You think she's done but she lurches out of the tub.  TexasObserver   Feb-26-08 05:21 AM   #23 
  - If Hillary loses Texas  workinclasszero   Feb-26-08 07:33 AM   #26 
  - Skame on her than.  Tveil   Feb-26-08 07:34 AM   #27 
  - She will have a sit down and will be read the riot act.  endarkenment   Feb-26-08 08:33 AM   #29 
  - she shouldn't...TX is an OPEN Primary with1 timeRepublican crossover voters will muddy the Dem water  ElsewheresDaughter   Feb-26-08 08:38 AM   #31 
  - Oh that's right, the all-powerful RW is going to decide our nominee...  ClassWarrior   Feb-26-08 09:26 AM   #41 
     - in Wisconsin nine percent of the Dem vote was crossover  paulk   Feb-26-08 09:55 AM   #42 
        - So which percentage of them were...  ClassWarrior   Feb-26-08 10:11 AM   #43 
           - Any ideas here?  ClassWarrior   Feb-26-08 10:26 AM   #45 
              - This is probably the fourth or fifth time I've said this, and this is the first time...  ClassWarrior   Feb-26-08 10:39 AM   #48 
                 - I actually have a life outside of DU, believe it or not.  paulk   Feb-26-08 11:21 AM   #53 
                    - So what do you think? That great masses of Rape-Publican voters are marching...  ClassWarrior   Feb-26-08 01:12 PM   #56 
                       - the original post said that Republicans in TX  paulk   Feb-26-08 01:27 PM   #57 
  - I'm almost certain she'll drop out. She has not rationale for her campaign.  loveangelc   Feb-26-08 08:41 AM   #34 
  - I hope she rides her campaign all the way into the ground. Seal that legacy Hillary. Seal it.  Independent-Voter   Feb-26-08 08:50 AM   #36 
  - I don't think the party elders will let her drag this shit to Denver  IndianaGreen   Feb-26-08 10:13 AM   #44 
  - If she loses Texas, she will lose the day  Bleachers7   Feb-26-08 10:26 AM   #46 
  - She says that now. I was on Edwards side when he said he'd be in till the convention...  Kerry2008   Feb-26-08 10:40 AM   #49 
  - I think you are correct...  kentuck   Feb-26-08 10:41 AM   #50 
  - pft, if I were HRC, I'd drag this thing all the way onto the convention floor...  bridgit   Feb-26-08 10:50 AM   #51 
  - I agree, but I think superdelegates will encourage her to leave and if she doesn't,  heraldsqure   Feb-26-08 10:54 AM   #52 
  - My guess is that that scenario might be what impels Al Gore ...  nsd   Feb-26-08 12:34 PM   #55 
  - She may not quit. But the pressure to concede will force her out.  Flabbergasted   Feb-26-08 06:17 PM   #59 
 

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