Saturday, January 5, 2008

After Hillary Loses New Hamshire: Campaign 2008

A distorted view of the Iowa defeat...

I was talking to a friend the other day and the subject of Billary Clinton’s third place finish in Iowa came up. My friend pointed out that the Clinton “dirty tricks squad” would soon emerge from the woodwork. If so, that’s going to have to be a dirty tricks squad that leaves no forensic evidence lying about. I don’t see how that’s possible since Obama supporters will quickly find any roads or bread-crumb trails that lead to Billary Clinton. No matter what, though, there’s no time for dirty tricks between Iowa and New Hampshire except for the clumsiest of efforts. The sort of blunt re-statements of political realities that we’ve already heard by Clinton supporters (and by Hillary herself) is already too surreal for pundits and voters to believe. No, I’d guess we’ll soon be seeing more of the “nice Hillary” until Jan 8. Billary’s only chance is a solid and miraculous showing in the Feb. 5 Super-primaries. That would prove, once and for all, that the moon really is made of cream cheese.

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