March 06, 2008
Here's a little observation about something big in Texas courtesy of a Rude Pundit reader:
"I can tell you that Clinton did not *win* the popular vote in Texas. We are the state of the 19-percenters, Huckabee-lovers and Hagee. Republicans knew that McCain would win Ohio and since in Texas we have open primaries, the RNC, Texas Repubs and Rush had been telling all their zombies to vote Clinton because they think they can beat her. My own mother, who hasn't voted for a Democrat for 40 years, told me that she voted for Hillary because 'you know, I support McCain, so I voted for her like everyone else up here.' My mother wasn't our only contact to verify our suspicions. All those rural counties with few votes...Republicans to the core and they HATE Hillary with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. Although I live in an Obama county near the George HW Bush Presidential Library, we must have had a huge number of crossovers ourselves because Huckabee nearly beat McCain here."Of course, this goes against the story the media is currently creating and/or lapping up: That Hillary has Big Mo' and Obama is back on the ropes. So no one's going to look into this.
Personally, I wish this thing had been declared over on Tuesday. Every single day this thing drags on, more nastiness and stupidity will be spewed by idiots (and more ammo will be provided to the Republicans for the actual election). Take this latest Clinton low for example:
Aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton accused Sen. Barack Obama of adopting Republican talking points and acting like Ken Starr for launching a more aggressive campaign following his losses in Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island on Tuesday.Fortunately, I don't think it does the Clinton campaign any good to bring up Ken Starr. Nobody wants to relive that nightmare (and that's quite possibly what a Clinton candidacy is going to be).
Citing few specific instances in which Obama had averted to GOP form, Howard Wolfson, Clinton's chief spokesperson, nevertheless denounced the Illinois Senator's new rhetoric, such as pressing for Clinton to release her tax returns and contrasting his dealings with indicted Chicago-insider Tony Rezko to her investments in Whitewater.