'It'll be over by Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (and McAuliffe)

Brief response to this post.

Hillary Clinton on This Week - 12/30/07

'It'll be over by Feb 5th': @ 7m:10s


"This thing will be over on Feb. 5," campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe assured reporters the day after Clinton's third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. California, New York, New Jersey and other big Feb. 5 states were "Clinton Country," the thinking went.

Tags: 2008, clinton, obama (all tags)



Diary RECs are welcome and

thanks in advance!

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 01:51PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb

whats your fucking point? alot of people thought it would be over by supertuesday.

by alright 2008-05-03 01:52PM | 0 recs
Lot's of people thought HRC'd win in a landslide

And look at what happened: Obama will clinch a pledged delegate victory by 5/20.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 01:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Lot's of people thought

i can't look in the future. sorry, but I am glad you could.

by alright 2008-05-03 02:07PM | 0 recs
Obama has already won.

No crystal ball needed.

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-05-03 02:20PM | 0 recs
Obama needs only 134 PDs to clinch

a pledged delegate victory (not counting in Guam). see sidebar

Through 5/20, there are 322 PDs to be had (4 + 72 + 115 + 28 + 51 + 52 = 322) including Guam.

Therefore, in order to Clinton the PD victory, he needs only 41.6%  of the PDs from Guam, IN, NC, WV, KY, OR combined, which he'll almost certainly secure.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 04:07PM | 0 recs
'in order to clinch'

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-04 07:51AM | 0 recs
The point is to taunt

the posters here with something provocative and negative about Hillary Clinton.

It's the only way some people know how to interact.  

by Radiowalla 2008-05-03 02:06PM | 0 recs
Re: The point is to taunt

It's very immature.

by alright 2008-05-03 02:07PM | 0 recs
If Clinton and McAuliffe's own words

are "provocative and negative about Hillary Clinton" (since the diary purely quotes their words), then I don't know what else to tell you.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 02:16PM | 0 recs
Re: If Clinton and McAuliffe's own words

to what point? is there some law they broke in not having their prediction come to pass? will you do the same to every prediction BHO has made? sorry, that question assumed you were honest, from your diary and your replies that does not apply.

by zerosumgame 2008-05-03 03:06PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb

Well, not really.  

by politicsmatters 2008-05-03 02:18PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb

We were told the Iraq war would be over quickly too. This is what Senator Clinton and our President share. Poor judgment.

by Politicalslave 2008-05-03 03:05PM | 0 recs
A diary?

This qualifies as a comment, since it's 1 line of your own text (specifically about 4 words) and calls out another diary.

Can't you guys come up with your own ideas for diaries?

by TexasDarlin 2008-05-03 01:53PM | 0 recs
Then your diary qualifies for a comment as well.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 01:55PM | 0 recs
can you read?

No, read it again.  It has entire paragraphs that I wrote, and the idea for the diary was mine.

You should refresh your memory with the myDD guidelines, which prohibit 1-line diaries and calling out other diarists.

by TexasDarlin 2008-05-03 02:12PM | 0 recs
My my, I am impressed

with your stupendous contributions!

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 02:14PM | 0 recs
all of a sudden you want to follow rules?

this is new from a Clinton supporter

by kindthoughts 2008-05-03 07:14PM | 0 recs

..are we the educated and elite or the ignorant and naive...I forget how we Obamacans are supposed to behave..Please advise...

by hootie4170 2008-05-03 02:28PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (

Excuse me but even OBAMA said it will be over by 2/5. So, your point is mute.

by RJEvans 2008-05-03 02:00PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (

Please provide a source. Obama never said this would be over February 5th.

by sweet potato pie 2008-05-03 02:02PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over on Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (
Again Senator Obama had a long term strategy that
has shown him to be superior according to the math
and oh yea the rules.
by Politicalslave 2008-05-03 03:10PM | 0 recs
She meant...

...Feb 5, 2009...

by hootie4170 2008-05-03 02:25PM | 0 recs
Re: She meant...

I like that Hootie.

by Politicalslave 2008-05-03 03:12PM | 0 recs

I always wondered one thing.

Do you think that the Clinton campaign just didn't understand proportional representation of delegates?

The campaign just seems so unprofessional and unprepared. I would understand her making this comment during the summer of '07. At least at this time she was clearly the frontrunner and the media story was of the Clinton juggernaut ready to flatten anyone in its path. But by the end of December, if my memory is right, the contest was a dead heat - with Edwards still in the middle of the pack!  

by highgrade 2008-05-03 02:28PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over by Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (

maybe its because they didn't expect the Obama campaign to smear the Clintons, play the race card, and give that as the only reason for to vote for him, because of the big bad evil Clintons. If this were on issues, or were winner take all, Hillary would be the nod already

by DiamondJay 2008-05-03 03:13PM | 0 recs
if wishes were horses

winner take all, eh?

It sound like you want Hillary to run in a Republican Primary.

by kindthoughts 2008-05-03 07:15PM | 0 recs

"Obama campaign to smear the Clintons"

It's Hillary Clinton and her campaign that smeared Obama in various ways.

play the race card,

it's the Clinton camp that race-baited repeatedly.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-05-03 07:50PM | 0 recs
Re: 'It'll be over by Feb 5th' --Hillary Clinton (

I think the real question is this: why didn't Hillary want everyone to vote?  I thought that was the most important thing.  Why was she trying to hard to push everyone else out of the race?  

by freedom78 2008-05-03 10:01PM | 0 recs


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