Happy Monday to you. I come in this morning and start scanning the news. For whatever reason, this stood out to me today. As you know, the Kentucky and Oregon Primaries are right around the corner. While Obama, with 1,904 delegates out of the 2,025 needed to clinch the Democratic nomination, moved on to McCain this weekend, Clinton with 1,717, continues to campaign against Obama.
Now this in of itself is not really news, I already told you she was not going anywhere, what she actually said in Bowling Green just really irks me. She said this.
"If we get everybody turned out, it's going to send a great message to our country that you don't stop democracy in its tracks.
"You don't tell some states that they can't vote and other states that have already had the opportunity that they're somehow more important," she said.
But wait a second Hillary. YOU agreed to all this. YOU said that Florida and Michigan should not count, because they broke your little rules. YOU said that some of the smaller states really do not matter. YOU said that not all votes and Delegates should be recognized. NOW you want people to believe that YOU do not agree with, well, you?
In considering who to vote for, she told the crowd to "think about this as a hiring decision."
Think about what? Again, it was YOU that said some matter more than others and that some should not count at all. YOU did.
"Come out and vote for me on Tuesday, I'll work my heart out for you," she said.
Folks, it really is simple. She finds herself in this position because NONE of this was suppose to happen. Obama, an unknown young Black Senator, was suppose to come out and make some noise and energize the Democratic Party, then go away. Clinton was suppose to be crowned the nominee and move on to battle those wascally Republicans.
That is not what happened. What happened was people saw that they have a choice. They saw something new. They did not have to just accept another four years of the Clintons. They did not HAVE to accept the DNC's plans. They actually had a choice. She found that she actually was not all that liked. Now she is in the battle for her political life. Losing at that.
Remember the numbers my friends. 122 separates Obama from the lock. Over three hundred for Clinton. Kentucky has 51 pledged delegates and nine superdelegates to offer. Oregon has 52 pledged delegates and 13 superdelegates. Now I know Obama will not win all of them, but even if Clinton DID, she still is not even close.
So she can whine all she wants. But truth is, she is simply complaining about what SHE did. Obama moves on, as well he should. McCain had better be ready.
CNN - Clinton: 'Think about this as a hiring decision'