Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Nominee

Obama's speech tonight was terrific. Contrast it to McCain's speech today, and it gets even better. McCain doesn't deserve a Reagan-Carter-like landslide, but he could be headed for one. I'm just saying, that's one of a few possibilities. In politics, as in sports, old age looks especially bad next to vital youth.

As for Clinton's speech, it was unbelievable. She's not going to "make any decisions" tonight. That is hilarious. To extend the Pistons joke from earlier today, the time for decisions are over. The only decision to make is whether you'll be off the court by the time the next game starts. For your safety, I recommend it. Put a different way, here's a quick (and appropriately exhausted) statement to the Clinton campaign before I head to bed:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess you don't know the definition of "presumptive."

10:48 AM  
Blogger lmha said...

Amen to Animal. It is Animal, isn't it? It's been a while since I've seen the Muppets (remarkably since I have kids and seem to watch nothing BUT kid shows).

Her speech last night was awful. I hate the Clintons, but at the beginning even I was rooting for her to do it well. I was with her on the 90 year old women who came out to vote who were born before women had the right to vote. But she took a historic opportunity to be gracious and uniting and said, basically, (probably stomping her foot)"But *I* had more votes! You wanted me! And so did I!" Forget the fact that isn't even a true statement. What possible good does it do anyone to make statements like this? Even Terry McAuliffe thought she'd concede by now, when he has, ahem, actually won. I didn't think I could be more disappointed by the Clintons, but like most disappointing people who you think can sink no lower, lower she sank.

11:32 AM  
Blogger JMW said...

Amen to Animal (yes, it's Animal) and to you, LMHA. (Also, the Muppet Show is out on DVD, and you've GOT to have your beautiful sons watch those! The brilliance of the Muppets holds up!)

As for definitions, anon., my dictionary defines presumptive this way: "Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance." I know reasonable isn't the first (or hundredth) adjective that springs to mind for Hillary these days, but there it is.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

As one of the commentators on CNN stated last night: "Bill and Hillary are the Ike and Tina Turner of politics. They can't do anything nice and easy, it'sgot to be rough and hard."

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do they call them "presumptive nominees" if it's such a done deal? i'll give you a hint. it isn't done until the convention. and if something's not done, i think we have just as reasonable a basis on which to believe that he hasn't gotten anything real yet.

and she did have more votes.

but since we're still pissed about what happened to al in 2000, we'll just keep on pretending that proportionately allocated delgates are more important than actual voters.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but since we're still pissed about what happened to al in 2000, we'll just keep on pretending that proportionately allocated delgates are more important than actual voters.


"Selected not elected!"
"Count All the Votes!"


7:17 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

Oh anonymous, I'd like to be able to change the rules when I don't win too, but I'm not six years old and this isn't Calvinball.

Grow up.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the voters of michigan and florida didn't "change the rules." they voted when they were told they could, just like the rest of us.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Henry said...


Then they should take it up with their state elections office and not get pissed of at the candidate whose name wasn't even on the ballot in that soviet style election Michigan had.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, henry, they shouldn't have to take it up with anyone. and the candidate took his name off the ballot, you might recall. not that i'm saying that's a bad thing; i wish he'd done in the other states and territories. but in any event, it is not the fault of the voters.

but i'm ready to get behind this so-called popular candidate, who people think is somehow going to pull off a win, when nominees kerry and gore had much bigger shares of the party voters going into their general elections.

1:59 PM  

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