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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 02:00 PM
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No End in Sight... Well, not until Denver. By Rob Kall
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_080423...



It's becoming clear. This will not end in June. It will not end when the superdelegates commit to Obama. It will go all the way to the convention and there, the Clintons will start to REALLY turn on their ugliest efforts to persuade the delegates that Obama has been irreparably damaged. "All the way" takes on new meaning, with Clinton. It means unrelenting, total, scorched earth destruction and devastation of her opponent. It means that when Obama actually gets the backing of enough superdelegates to cross the threshold to win, it will still not be over. Hillary will be insisting that the Florida and Michigan votes must count. She will take this all the way to Denver, no matter what.

As I write this, Tim Russert is saying that if Obama wins South Carolina and Indiana, then "he could put this away." Russert is suggesting that that will have given the superdelegates an excuse, or cover to put OBama over the top. "Otherwise it will go until June." Sorry Tim. It ain't happenin'. She is going all the way, no matter what. If you think Terry McCullough or Bill Clinton or Howard Wolfson are going to EVER advise Hillary to "give up," you are fooling yourself.


It is clear that Hillary and her hangers on will not give up until she is flat out rejected at the convention. She will work to destroy Obama's chances, even after he gets enough superdelegate votes to win. She will go into the Denver convention demanding that Michigan and Florida votes be counted. She will go to Denver showing how effective she has been at destroying Obama, arguing that he held back, was weak. The question is, in destroying Obama, will she also destroy the Democratic party and its chances of taking back the whitehouse? I am hearing from more and more people who WILL go third party rather than vote for her. I know how hard it will be for ME to vote for her, let alone go out and campaign for her. When you're a member of a team, even if you're the quarterback, you don't kill the team's chances, don't injure the quarterback your competing with to be the one to start the game.
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Get used to it. This is going to persist for FOUR more months. We won't know until November whether clinton's experiment in Right Wing, Rovian Republican political strategy will work. But for many of us, the answer is already in. You don't become the enemy to beat the enemy.....BTW, it's easy to know who wins with this continuing on, ad nauseum-- the MSM, who get four more months of democratic conflict and bloodletting-- and the GOP, which gets four more months of slack, with minimal aggression targeted against McCain.




Authors Bio:

Rob Kall is executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, inventor . He is a frequent Speaker on Politics, Impeachment, The art, science and power of story, heroes and the hero's journey, Positive Psychology, Stress, Biofeedback and a wide range of subjects. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates. He recently retired as organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story and The Winter Brain Meeting on neurofeedback, biofeedback, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology. See more of his articles here and, older ones, here.
The framed magazine cover, with the word "IDEAS" spelled out in lightbulbs, is based on an article Rob wrote for Writers Digest, telling the magazine's quarter million readers how to come up with and pitch article ideas. To learn more about me and OpEdNews.com, check out this article.

Rob co-hosts a terrestrial and internet talk radio show broadcasting to the Philadelphia and south NJ area on AM 1360, Thursday- 8-9 PM Online here here: and there are Rob's quotes, here. To Watch me on youtube, having a lively conversation with John Conyers, Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click here Now, wouldn't you like to see me on the political news shows, representing progressives. If so, tell your favorite shows to bring me on and refer them to this youtube video

A few declarations. -While I'm registered as a Democrat, I consider myself to be a dynamic critic of the Democratic party, just as, well, not quite as much, but almost as much as I am a critic of republicans. -My articles express my personal opinion, not the opinion of this website.
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N4457S Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 02:06 PM
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1. Here's An Idea...
Why doesn't Nancy Pelosi get a couple of people from "the old neighborhood" (if you know what I mean) to visit Bill and Hill and have a talk with them?

This is what it's gonna take. If they don't do something along these lines, Hillary's gonna destroy the party...if she hasn't already.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 02:07 PM
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2. Nancy "Off the Table" Pelosi?
:rofl:
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N4457S Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 04:48 PM
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5. Yes, Well...
Edited on Fri Apr-25-08 04:48 PM by N4457S
...it could be done. All it would take is a phone call.

(strokes chin, ala Brando in The Godfather)
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 02:07 PM
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3. "It will not end when the superdelegates commit to Obama"
Uh, yes it will.

There wont be any delegates left for Clinton after they commit.

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 02:14 PM
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4. Reading your bio you appear to be well involved and
know that this Democratic party is far from idyllic. But it does seem that those of us who care about people over profit gravitate to this organization to provide a more fair and just form of government. I do remember watching the conventions with my parents and discovering who the democratic primary winner was at the convention. It does not appear to me to be a bad thing. The thing I would love to see end is the personal attacks.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-08 06:10 PM
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6. You DO Know that Rob Didn't Post This, Right?
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