Thursday, May 8, 2008

The End is Nigh

I have to say, I am genuinely surprised. Hillary - yes, I finally figured out there are two "L"s - is set to take a detour off the campaign trail, one that will ultimately lead her back to a seat in the Senate. At the moment this is only a rumor, but it would make a lot of sense. After all, Barack Obama is in pole position with over 2000 pledged delegates to his name. Momentum is going his way after a 12% overall victory on Tuesday. As far as Clinton is concerned, the freight train of the future is looking increasingly difficult to derail.
Whilst Ralph Nader has not learnt his lesson, and is still being a complete pain in the ass for the Dems, Clinton still has the opportunity to hold her head high. All she has to do is pull out before any real skirmishes with Obama develop. Who knows? Might he then graciously ask her to join him as the President's first right-hand woman? Actually, Monica Lewinsky did that, but Hillary would be the first political figure to fill that role, in a more legitimate spectrum.
Whatever happens, let's get it done before the Convention, so as to add further futility what has already carried the aura of a debacle. Once the Democrats get some positive, forward momentum, McCain will be as dead on the tracks as Clinton is now. Go back to 2007 and by political analyst will have told you that change will win the game. Even I was unsure for a few months, but let's just put it this way: these are smart guys.

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