• comment on a post What Changed, What Didn't, And Why It's Over over 5 years ago

    With this sort of contest, no matter how excellent the contenders are, there can be only one winner.

    Ex Biden, Edwards etc etc supporters know the 'pain' Hillary supporters are now feeling.

    Some of us ex Biden, Edwards etc etc supporters found that the 'pain' become more bearable when we switched our whole hearted support to Obama.

    This is the darkest hour for Senator Clinton's supporters, but for many of them things will get better.

  • comment on a post What happened? over 5 years ago

    "Though she had a 'divide and conquor' frame of the issue that work well for a GE against a Republican".

    History is written by the victors and if Senator Clinton had won the primary her tactics would have been seen as brilliant.

    However, I have long thought that one of her fundamental failures was to keep on describing herself as an experienced problem solver without defining what the problem was.

    The 'problem' was winning pledged delegates, it was not about winning a GE.

    Obama concentrated on the problem of winning delegates, not least by paying attention to Caucuses. My expectation is that he will now start shifting his tactics to be GE friendly.

  • comment on a post The Tie Has Been Broken over 5 years ago

    "Though she had a 'divide and conquor' frame of the issue that work well for a GE against a Republican".

    History is written by the victors and if Senator Clinton had won the primary her tactics would have been seen as brilliant.

    However, I have long thought that one of her fundamental failures was to keep on describing herself as an experienced problem solver without defining what the problem was.

    The 'problem' was winning pledged delegates, it was not about winning a GE.

    Obama concentrated on the problem of winning delegates, not least by paying attention to Caucuses. My expectation is that he will now start shifting his tactics to be GE friendly.

  • Congratulations Hillary Supporters

    And just remember, some/many of us Obama supporters used to be Biden supporters, Edwards supporters etc etc (hint, hint).

  • comment on a post He Hasn't Won Yet over 5 years ago

    "Yet it's Hillary Clinton who is the object of the ire of Obama supporters who seem to honestly believe that Hillary Clinton's winning the nomination would be tantamount to her robbing him of something he hasn't won yet. What a joke"

    Meanwhile, in the real world, there does not seem to that much of a difference between Hillary and Obama supporters.

    According to a just published Gallup poll of Democrats 23% said Clinton should drop out and 15% said Obama should >
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/107029/Most-D emocrats-Eager-Either-Candidate-Drop.asp x

  • She should have said "I want to rip his arm off and hit him with the soggy end".

  • "Yeah, but there are lines you can cross and she crossed a line.  Rip his eyes out?  If anyone from the Clinton had said that? OMG."

    As I vaguely recall the previous Clinton version goes something along the lines of "get an axe and chop their hand off".

  • comment on a post He Hasn't Won Yet over 5 years ago

    "Seriously, if the nomination is so settled as many Obama supporters like to claim, he's free to just go home to Chicago. No one's stopping him."

    Seriously, that would be a very strange thing to do.

    McCain has won the Republican nomination but he has not returned to Phoenix.

    For the people who missed the Republican Pennsylvania result
    HUCKABEE, MIKE 90,836 11.3%
    MCCAIN, JOHN 582,943 72.8%
    PAUL, RON 127,239 15.9%

    Or to put it another way, perhaps that particular argument is a tad spurious.

  • comment on a post prove that DKos is insane over 5 years ago

    "prove that DKos is insane"

    Sorry, no can do because it is not true.

  • on a comment on Ad closings over 5 years ago

    Perhaps Obama took his stand to win superdelegate votes - which could decide the nomination more than winning an extra few hundred thousand votes in NC and IN.

  • comment on a post Ad closings over 5 years ago

    "I'll have my take on the polls of the race posted later tonight, what's yours"

    These are the polls that make me think that the voters as a whole are smarter than people in bunkers on the blogosphere

    CBS polls
    "Why do some candidates want to lift the gas tax?"
    To help average Americans - 21%
    To help themselves politically - 70%

    "Lifting the gas tax for the summer"
    Bad idea - 49%
    Good idea - 45%

  • comment on a post Is Hillary-Hate Sustaining Obama Supporters? over 5 years ago

    "Is Hillary-Hate Sustaining Obama Supporters?"

    Is posting about 'Hillary-Hate' sustaining Hillary supporters?

    (and just to be clear I think both propositions are equally absurd)

  • comment on a post Setting the Record Straight on the Gas Tax over 5 years ago

    A CBS poll asked "Why do some candidates want to lift the gas tax?".

    The good news is that the voters replied:
    To help average Americans - 21%
    To help themselves politically - 70%

    I reckon that outside of the bunkers in the blogosphere the voters can see things very clearly.

  • on a comment on Obama Trolls: Please Stop It. over 5 years ago

    "The admins are slow to respond to emails, and often DON'T respond to them.  After trying it a few times, I realized that the WORST way to get an admin's attention on this website is to email one of them."

    The only time I wrote to an admin I got a quick and helpful response. Perhaps your expectations of when admin should intervene are misconceived.

  • comment on a post Obama Trolls: Please Stop It. over 5 years ago

    Straight question (not rhetorical).

    Why do you think the best way to deal with an alleged troll is to write a diary 'calling out' said alleged troll instead of contacting admin privately or ignoring alleged troll?

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