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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 12:54 PM
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61. A win is a win, even if only by one vote.
This whole argument of "it's so close!" doesn't work for me. A win is a win is a win. Elections can still be decided in this country by one vote. That's democracy for you.

So by saying Barack is only winning by 5% of the delegates means HE IS STILL WINNING. Even if he only ends up with ONE more delegate than Hillary, that is enough to win. And the Hillary supporters need to accept that.

"Close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades as my old grand-pappy used to say.
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  -Still Can't Help Laughin Sometimes At The Arrogance Or Cockiness Of Some Obama Supporters. OPERATIONMINDCRIME  May-12-08 11:52 AM   #0 
  - However you want to characterize "inevitable candidate" to "certain loser" is fine by me.  BlooInBloo   May-12-08 11:54 AM   #1 
  - I was going to respond to the OP  Egnever   May-12-08 12:05 PM   #24 
  - Ditto nt  WesDem   May-12-08 12:22 PM   #45 
  - but only her enemies ever  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 12:26 PM   #49 
     - Dubya never said Iraq was an "imminent threat" either. n/t  yodermon   May-12-08 01:13 PM   #63 
     - I don't know what that's supposed to mean  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 01:21 PM   #67 
        - Not strictly true  Prophet 451   May-13-08 04:46 AM   #130 
     - H. Clinton: "It'll be over by February 5th."  tabasco   May-12-08 06:11 PM   #94 
     - Exactly  unlawflcombatnt   May-12-08 06:18 PM   #102 
  - K&R  cricket08   May-12-08 11:56 AM   #2 
  - He pretty much kicked her ass.  bowens43   May-12-08 11:57 AM   #3 
  - Spell Check Please.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 11:59 AM   #5 
  - yes, he did.  bowens43   May-12-08 12:01 PM   #13 
  - Couldn't Even Pull Off The One Sentence, Huh.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:05 PM   #22 
     - Wow how low we have sunk  Egnever   May-12-08 12:07 PM   #27 
     - What The Hell Does It Matter Who Kicked Who's Ass...?  The_Counsel   May-12-08 12:34 PM   #53 
     - OMC, you're better than playing spellcop  Teaser   May-12-08 01:18 PM   #65 
        - No, he is not. n/t  U4ikLefty   May-12-08 10:54 PM   #119 
  - David Gergen: ""She was the inevitable nominee and I think they misjudged what they were up against"  sabra   May-12-08 12:03 PM   #17 
  - No Shit! As John Edwards said..."He came out of nowhere!" It's a butt kickin' indeed..she had years  Doityourself   May-12-08 06:13 PM   #96 
  - Also, Could You Please Capitalize Every Word Of Your Subject Line?  jgraz   May-12-08 07:02 PM   #109 
  - You would have fewer moist akes if you spell checked.  endarkenment   May-12-08 11:59 AM   #6 
  - I read yesterday that she had a 20-point lead on him a year ago.  americanstranger   May-12-08 12:00 PM   #9 
  - Gosh I really haven't seen those posts all over the place.  endarkenment   May-12-08 11:58 AM   #4 
  - Even The Overall Tone Of Some Represent That.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:02 PM   #15 
     - Another ridiculous overblown batch of hyperbole  endarkenment   May-12-08 12:09 PM   #33 
  - It was in my state. That's good enough for me.  NC_Nurse   May-12-08 11:59 AM   #7 
  - The degree of ass kickery, or lack thereof is moot  SurfingAtWork   May-12-08 11:59 AM   #8 
  - Soooooooo Not True.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:04 PM   #21 
     - I think it is ironic that you made a post pointing out Arrogance and Cockiness of Obama supporters  SurfingAtWork   May-12-08 12:07 PM   #28 
        - You Probably Think Lots Of Things That Aren't True.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:09 PM   #34 
  - Arrogance and Cockiness?  countingbluecars   May-12-08 12:00 PM   #10 
  - wiped the floor with her, put a hurtin' on her, opened up a can o whoopass on her  Jersey Devil   May-12-08 12:01 PM   #11 
  - because many here make the mistake  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 12:29 PM   #50 
  - As of last January - Hillary was the sure winner........  Waya   May-12-08 12:01 PM   #12 
  - By The Skin Of His Teeth.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:06 PM   #26 
     - Skin of his teeth, my a$$......  Waya   May-12-08 12:10 PM   #35 
     - By The Skin Of His Teeth.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:12 PM   #39 
        - Ok.... by the skin of his teeth, then,......  Waya   May-12-08 12:13 PM   #42 
     - Obama did have a lot going for him  orangepeel68   May-12-08 12:24 PM   #47 
     - He beat a formidable candidate with a much vaunted political  cali   May-12-08 02:31 PM   #84 
  - Obama supporters get more nervous every day that the SD don't end it.  Romulox   May-12-08 12:02 PM   #14 
  - Why? Because they are affording Hillary her dignity......  FrenchieCat   May-12-08 12:03 PM   #20 
     - Nonsense. They are hedging their bets and holding out for payola. nt  Romulox   May-12-08 12:05 PM   #23 
     - oh you crack me up!  Evergreen Emerald   May-12-08 06:20 PM   #104 
  - Did it ever occur to you that if Hillary hadn't run such a shameless campaign  DefenseLawyer   May-12-08 12:02 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-12-08 12:07 PM   #30 
     - I have seen a lot of "off-base" opinions  DefenseLawyer   May-12-08 12:22 PM   #44 
  - The Diamondbacks edged the Yankees 4-3 in seven close games.  Occam Bandage   May-12-08 12:03 PM   #18 
  - Agreed.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:08 PM   #31 
  - well, you ARE the expert on arrogance.  Lerkfish   May-12-08 12:03 PM   #19 
  - What about it?  cbayer   May-12-08 12:41 PM   #56 
  - She is kicking her OWN ass..and doing it quite effectively  SoCalDem   May-12-08 12:06 PM   #25 
  - Here:  ProSense   May-12-08 12:07 PM   #29 
  - You're an Obama supporter. You're cocky. You're arrogant.  Forkboy   May-12-08 12:09 PM   #32 
  - Fuck Yeah!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 12:11 PM   #36 
     - Well alright then.  Forkboy   May-12-08 12:31 PM   #51 
     - Awesome, I can finally agree with something OMC posted.  U4ikLefty   May-12-08 11:18 PM   #121 
  - Seems to go both ways... pretty silly if you ask me  bluesxtreme   May-12-08 12:12 PM   #37 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-12-08 12:12 PM   #38 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-12-08 12:13 PM   #40 
  - It's the first time a black man wins the nomination for president. Did you really think it would be  Ian_rd   May-12-08 12:13 PM   #41 
  - book suggestion:  woolldog   May-12-08 12:17 PM   #43 
  - ...  Blue State Native   May-12-08 12:39 PM   #55 
  - Obama is...  butterfly77   May-12-08 12:24 PM   #46 
  - I really don't care who gets the nom...  Juniperx   May-12-08 12:24 PM   #48 
  - Why do you harp on Popular vote. It doesn't matter - Pledged Delegates Matter  Kittycat   May-12-08 12:33 PM   #52 
  - Too bad he can not win the GE without winning over her voters.  shaniqua6392   May-12-08 12:37 PM   #54 
  - he really pissed me off with his arrogant "all her supporters will  niyad   May-12-08 04:49 PM   #90 
     - I can't wait to see what really happens when/if he wins the GE.  shaniqua6392   May-12-08 05:42 PM   #91 
  - LOL! Good one OMC!  cat_girl25   May-12-08 12:45 PM   #57 
  - Ass-kicking metrics:  ProSense   May-12-08 12:48 PM   #58 
  - Many won't feel so cocky in 2010 while patroling Iranian districts as McCain's army draftees.(eom)  oasis   May-12-08 12:48 PM   #59 
  - Some (not all) Obama supporters seem to have a sports-fan mentality  highplainsdem   May-12-08 12:50 PM   #60 
  - A win is a win, even if only by one vote.  Lucky 13   May-12-08 12:54 PM   #61 
  - Never Said He Isn't Winning.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 01:39 PM   #70 
     - Let me say this another way...  Lucky 13   May-12-08 02:27 PM   #82 
        - Damn that was My te Fine!  CaptJasHook   May-12-08 10:54 PM   #120 
           - Thanks!  Lucky 13   May-13-08 09:22 AM   #135 
  - It is more intelligent than saying "the tide is turning" or "Hillary can still win" etc. nt  skipos   May-12-08 01:01 PM   #62 
  - "Close" only counts in horshoes and hand grenades. He whipped the Clinton's asses.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-12-08 01:16 PM   #64 
  - No, He Didn't.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 01:39 PM   #71 
     - Get back to me after the convention when winner Hilly is crowned.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-12-08 01:45 PM   #72 
        - Oh You Silly Little Goose, Do You Mind Pointing Out A Few Things To Me?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 02:20 PM   #78 
  - Obama's Kicking Hillary's Ass by the Skin of his Teeth, then! n/t  yodermon   May-12-08 01:19 PM   #66 
  - Let's see your math that shows how she can win the nomination  zulchzulu   May-12-08 01:23 PM   #68 
  - I get my laughter fix here daily and  emilyg   May-12-08 01:31 PM   #69 
  - Ok...  AllexxisF1   May-12-08 01:49 PM   #73 
  - true that!  ElsewheresDaughter   May-12-08 01:51 PM   #74 
  - Skin of his teeth my ass.... he was favored to win the nomination about 70-30 after Wisconsin  Levgreee   May-12-08 01:58 PM   #75 
  - Ass-kicking metrics, part 2:  ProSense   May-12-08 02:04 PM   #76 
  - Less Than 5% Delegate Lead, Little Over 1% PV Lead.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 02:22 PM   #79 
     - From inevitable to losing and in debt. Contests won: Obama 32, Hillary 16. Ass kicking. Face it. nt  ProSense   May-12-08 02:28 PM   #83 
     - closer to 9% on delegates  Brundle_Fly   May-12-08 06:45 PM   #107 
        - What Math Ya Usin For That One?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 09:44 PM   #111 
           - O 1870 H 1698  Brundle_Fly   May-12-08 10:36 PM   #115 
              - That's The Most Retarded Math I've Ever Seen.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 11:35 PM   #122 
                 - well that was rude.  Brundle_Fly   May-13-08 02:30 AM   #127 
  - Hey, don't forget to mention that even with all his money  Beacool   May-12-08 02:15 PM   #77 
  - Obama has earned good money from hardworking supporters...  jonestonesusa   May-12-08 06:58 PM   #108 
  - And I can't help but laugh at the arrogance of some Clinton supporters.  SeattleGirl   May-12-08 02:23 PM   #80 
  - nice strawman  PretzelWarrior   May-12-08 02:27 PM   #81 
  - And here's why this matters.  dbaker41   May-12-08 02:33 PM   #85 
  - No, here's why it matters:  ProSense   May-12-08 02:38 PM   #86 
  - true, and they think he's gonna 'kick ass' in the GE.  VotesForWomen   May-12-08 04:15 PM   #87 
  - And what do you think?  Bensthename   May-12-08 04:17 PM   #88 
     - i think that since he's BARELY winning the dem primary, the GE could go either way.  VotesForWomen   May-13-08 03:58 AM   #128 
  - OMG, OMC! You backed the wrong horse. Get over it.  David Zephyr   May-12-08 04:18 PM   #89 
  - I Backed Obama. I Still Back Obama. I Just Didn't Throw Away My Brain In Order To Do So.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 06:07 PM   #93 
  - I think most of us feel we backed the right horse  ruggerson   May-12-08 06:20 PM   #103 
  - Considering the fact that she started with every advantage...  D23MIURG23   May-12-08 06:02 PM   #92 
  - That Supposed Advantage Became One Of Her Biggest Downfalls.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 06:16 PM   #99 
     - That "downfall" had to be exploited deftly by Obama  D23MIURG23   May-13-08 12:30 AM   #126 
  - Why didn't Hillary wrap it up on Super Tuesday?  baldguy   May-12-08 06:13 PM   #95 
  - What's arrogance? Stating her odds of winning are long now?  mmonk   May-12-08 06:14 PM   #97 
  - Right On  unlawflcombatnt   May-12-08 06:14 PM   #98 
  - Still, it's not quite a tie, either... is it  dave29   May-12-08 06:16 PM   #100 
  - Still, I Didn't Claim It Was, Did I.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 09:45 PM   #112 
  - Ha! He kicked Bill and Hillary's ass! She has NEVER been ahead since voting started!  my3boyz   May-12-08 06:17 PM   #101 
  - He's got political capital! He's got a mandate!  Straight Shooter   May-12-08 06:24 PM   #105 
  - popular vote is actually a little over 2% @ 47.3% to 49.5%  Brundle_Fly   May-12-08 06:44 PM   #106 
  - And This 9% Comes From Where Now?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-12-08 09:52 PM   #113 
     - Oh I didnt realize you were counting  Brundle_Fly   May-12-08 10:40 PM   #117 
        - and I will give the small states  Brundle_Fly   May-12-08 10:43 PM   #118 
  - Hillary is kinda sorta kickin' his ass!!!!  file83   May-12-08 08:19 PM   #110 
  - You know, most of us aren't arrogant or cocky.  tofunut   May-12-08 10:24 PM   #114 
  - ya he's barely ahead  rove karl rove   May-12-08 10:38 PM   #116 
  - Enough. Kiss his ring. n/t  stevietheman   May-13-08 12:10 AM   #123 
  - Giant.Pile.Of.Poo.  Lord Helmet   May-13-08 12:12 AM   #124 
  - Hillary gave it a run for her money,  kokono   May-13-08 12:17 AM   #125 
  - Yeah, some are getting a little carried away  Prophet 451   May-13-08 04:44 AM   #129 
  - Given her relative advantages....  lojasmo   May-13-08 06:08 AM   #131 
  - Mind Criminal, when did you sell out all your ideals?  nomad1776   May-13-08 07:50 AM   #132 
  - When less than 6.7% of pledged delegates are left to decide  mohc   May-13-08 07:58 AM   #133 
  - "YAWN!"  ForeignSpectator   May-13-08 08:32 AM   #134 
 

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