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Monday, August 11, 2008

Buyers Remorse at the Democratic Convention

There's a whispering campaign in the inner sanctum of the Democratic Party. There are those that think that Obama is going down in flames and there is very little the party apparatus can do to save him. He has committed the mortal sin of politics; believing your own press. He has acted as if he was chosen by a higher power. He has already begun renovating the White House. He is already planning policy for his second term. However, there are those who are planning to derail his first term, among them Hilary Rodham Clinton. She hasn't lost track of the true delegate count, even if Obama still takes politicians at their word. In real terms Barack is only 69 committed delegates ahead of Hilary. He has 1661 and she has 1592. These are the only real votes that have been cast. Every other vote for either candidate is either projected or promised and will not occur until the convention. Since 2,118 delegates are currently needed to win the nomination neither can really be declared the winner at this point. As Ralph Carpenter once said "The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." The Clinton campaign has already begun preparations for contesting the nomination. They have declared that Clinton delegates must be counted. To count them her name must be offered in nomination. She has declared that the party will be more united if this takes place. And, she is right. The U.S. Presidency is won in the Electoral College and by every analysis of the electoral map she starts and ends the election with more electoral votes than Obama. (see TheNewNarrative, June 4, May 27 and May 25). For almost a year the mainstream media has been selling the idea that 2008 will be a Democratic year. Democrats will win the Presidency, gain seats in the House, have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and generally run the Republican Party out of Washington. They have tried hard to convince Americans that if they want to be with the winner they might as well vote for Obama. To date they have failed. All the influence peddling by the liberal media has failed put Obama in the position to win. Hilary knows it and there’s blood in the water.