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Clinton Campaign Self-Parody Watch

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On May 21, 2008
Make it stop: If I’m not mistaken Terrry McAuliffe just announced two new goalposts. 1. Hillary has gotten more votes and delegates since March 4th. 2. Hillary has gotten more votes in a nomination race than anyone in history. “Hillary Clinton has now received more votes than any candidate ever running for president in a […]

Take it to the Bank…

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On May 20, 2008

I predict that if Barack Obama wins a double digit victory in Kentucky today, Senator Clinton will concede. Judging solely by conversation with my small group of Lexington friends, this outcome seems

Sure… But Why?

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On May 15, 2008

I think Bob Beckel is correct here; if Clinton wants the VP slot and displays a willingness to fight for it, she’ll get it. While I doubt that Clinton would be the best VP pick in a perfect worl

Moral vs. Procedural

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On May 15, 2008
Chris Bowers does a fine job with the popular vote question: The problem with this popular vote total is that it is a moral argument about the will of the participants in the Democratic nomination campaign, not a legal argument over the definition of the winner of the nomination campaign. Legally, the Democratic nominee is […]

On the "Unity Ticket"

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On May 11, 2008

Armando requests a more detailed argument about why it would not be irrational for Obama to choose someone other than Clinton for his running mate. (And let me be clear: I am not saying that there are

The Transition

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On May 11, 2008

MoDo seems regretful that she will have less reason (at least outside the context of blind dates) to snigger about Bill Clinton’s sex life. But she holds out faint hope for a Vice Presidential n

Annals of Desperate Hackery

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On May 10, 2008
The nice thing about constructing an “electability” argument is that since you’re largely dealing with the unknowable you can say a great many things without saying anything that’s obviously false. Some Clinton supporters, however, have decided that this wouldn’t be any fun, and have decided to put forward this classic: As you know, Hillary has […]

Great Moments in Amnesia

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On May 8, 2008
From a blog that calls itself, impossibly enough, “The Realist” I want to know what the possibilities are of Hillary going Independent and taking all of us with her? What would be the ramifications if this were to happen? Hmmm….(looks skyward)….erm….(counts fingers, then recounts)…dum de dum….(pulls abacus from closet, spins wooden beads thoughtfully)….uh….(exhales slowly, staring […]
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