07 May 2008

Hillary Still Trying To Climb That Mountain

I just made it home from an exhausting business trip to New York and was going to lay off blogging for a couple of days to catch up on a few minor things like sleep and more sleep after taking a shower with soap that wasn't supplied by a hotel with the obvious intent of sanding off seven layers of skin. But while waiting for my flight from LaGuardia I heard a couple of TSA controllers speculating about Hillary's chances for a comeback with a confident, "Not for nuttin' but I thinks she could do it," and I felt the urge to write something about her continuing struggle no matter how incoherent it will seem in the morning.

As reported by Fox, the former first lady still has no intention of finishing second in this race.

“I landed in New Hampshire on a Thursday night down 9 points, and I won on Tuesday,” she said. “You can turn elections in a day. You can turn them in a week if you know what it takes to actually win. I believe I know with your help, that is exactly what we’re going to do.”
Forget the fact that the New Hampshire primary happened around the same time Republicans were preparing for Giuliani's coronation. And forget that Obama just pummeled her in North Carolina and was surprisingly close Indiana. And don't even think about the fact that several new Super talented Delegates moved into the Obama camp after Tuesday's results. Hillary is convinced that “It is a new day. It is a new state. It is a new election.” God bless the little engine that could, but it may be time to admit that Mrs. Clinton's choo-choo has run out of chug-chug.

Until Tuesday I still thought that the ole Clinton magic might keep her in the race long enough to pull a political Houdini and win the nomination, but North Carolina was a punch in the stomach that absolutely ruptured her chances. And worst of all, I now have a bitter taste in my mouth from agreeing with Ted Kennedy.

“It’s effectively a Barack Obama nomination,” said Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. “I don’t see any possibility of altering or changing that inevitable fact … I respect her decision, but it doesn’t take away from the obvious, an increasingly obvious, fact that this nomination belongs to Barack Obama now.”

Of course, it still benefits McCain for the race to continue so I hope Hillary keeps trying to climb that mountain. But I can't delude myself any longer. Barack Obama will be the nominee.


  1. Freadom said...

    I'm convinced the DNC decided not to consider Fla and MI as part of the union because they didn't want to see Hillary in the White House.

    Another thought: I think a big chunk of those Hillary votes in Indaina were actually republicans in disguise, so her victory there may even be overblown.

    Then again, Hillary will never give up. Her big hope now is for an Obama skrewup.

  2. Nikki said...

    Hey Khaki...After reading your post what about a Hillary McCain ticket...could be freaky and smart at the same time. I agree with Freadom Operation chaos in full force for Hillary. :)N

  3. Khaki Elephant said...

    Could be, Freadom. They certainly seem to think that Obama gives them the better chance in the General. And you know, I might just be wrong about Hillary's come back now that you mention Obama's screw ups. There still might be some ugly skeletons to come dancing out . . . maybe that's her plan.

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    My favorite part about operation Chaos is the fact that the media doesn't know what to do with it.

  5. Khaki Elephant said...

    Hillary and McCain . . . talk about a disenfranchised right :-)

    Actually, I think he is farther to the right than most people realize and she is farther to the left. Not exactly a match made in heaven, but than Hillary must be used to that.