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Posts Tagged ‘Michigan and Florida’

McGovern’s Advice to “She Who Must Not Be Named”

Posted by Ryan on May 7, 2008

Yes, my friends, 17-Electoral-Vote-getting George McGovern has made it known that he doesn’t think SWMNBN can win the Dem nomination and should back out for the sake of the party.  She split yesterday, taking Indiana by 1.7% and losing North Carolina by a heart-breaking 14 percentage points! 

All that’s fine though (McGovern’s entitled to his opinion), but in the tongue-in-cheek spirit of “Operation Chaos“, it was the party that produced these candidates and the people that have given SWMNBN two of the last three contests and narrowed the nation popular vote totals in contests after the Reverend Wright fiasco occurred.  It was also the party that denied Michigan and Florida a place in this race. 

That’s why I think SWMNBN is staying in despite what the insiders and spider-web crowd her to do.  Who are they to dictate before all the votes are cast (I’m still tongue-in-cheek)?  If the party forces SWMNBN out before June 3 and makes a huge spectacle of it, SWMNBN might just ask John McCain to be his running mate!  … That’s not funny (shudder).

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Staying In “As Long as [She] Wants”

Posted by Ryan on March 30, 2008

I have thought for a while now that if She Who Must Not Be Named cannot be the Democrat nominee, then Barack Obama cannot be President.  I had a similar thought about how the Clinton’s handled Kerry in 2004 — he couldn’t win either in order to pave the way for her historic run in 2008.

SWMNBN has to know that her continued presence in this race is having a detrimental effect on her party’s chances in the Fall given all the bad blood that is in the air which may not be reconciled by August.  I also believe that she’s taking the advice of her husband by staying in: either she can persuade enough superdelegates to join her through a series of late and impressive victories while still screeching about Michigan and Florida, or she waits until a Reverend Wright-type scandal knocks Obama out of the running prematurely where she can pick up the nomination by default and thereby save the party.

As for Obama, he’s encouraging the Shrill One to stay in the race as he continues to fill in the typical populist empty suit mold that continues to persuade a number of short-sighted idealists to follow him.  Michael Barone, however, gives SWMNBN a little hope in this article, arguing a hypothetical way in which Bill’s wife can win this.  Barone is generally considered to be the foremost expert on micro-politics within individual Congressional districts nationwide.  While admitting his idea is hypothetical, he also adds to this notion that SWMNBN should not drop out and continue to fight until the end, which she has recently pledged she’d do.

Good for her.  Let the Democrat Uncivil War continue!

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