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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Carter, Gore and who else to end Clinton bid?

According to Chris Stephen of the Scotsman (via the Baron), It's Obama, stupid: Carter and Gore to end Clinton bid. Apparently
Former president Carter and former vice-president Gore have already held high-level discussions about delivering the message that she must stand down for the good of the Democrats.
My initial reaction was that I highly doubt that Carter, whose administration was a case study for wussiness and buckling under pressure, and Gore, who could have forced Bill to do the honorable thing and step down when impeached but didn't, have the gonadal fortitude to finally stand up to the Clinton machine after all these years.

Stephen mentions,
Both Carter and Gore occupy the rarefied position of elder statesmen – in addition to their White House past, both are winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, giving them additional gravitas to carry the party with them.
Gravitas, schramitas. Nowadays the Noble Peace Price is the Norwegian Badge of Uselessness, which fits those two to a "t".

BUT, if they have the entire Democrat party behind them, yes, they might:
But the party's top brass have concluded her further participation in the race can only harm the party as Republican nominee John McCain strives to take advantage of her increasingly bitter battle with Obama.
After all, Nancy - who never ceases to amaze and entertain - is on their side:
The campaign to force Clinton to make an early exit is being masterminded in Congress, home to the most influential of the superdelegates. Senate Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have called on superdelegates to hold an unofficial congress in early June to anoint a winner, rather than waiting for the convention in Denver.

Pelosi has drawn withering fire from the Clinton camp for saying that these superdelegates must follow the national vote, with Clinton insisting that they should "vote with their conscience".
As if Nancy knew what "voting with a conscience" meant.

Unfortunately for the lot of them, Obama's managed to step neck-deep in doo-doo by insulting the Pennsylvania wahoos who from now on will have to clamor for his help

in order for BHO to retain that lead he's worked so hard to lose.

While Al and Jimmy ponder the alternative use of their energies, folks at the New Republic are saying that a Clinton Campaign Further Strengthens the Democratic Party.

Months ago I said during one of Ed Morrissey's after-debate podcasts that Hillary wasn't going to give up until after there was blood on the Convention floor. So far she hasn't disappointed.

This week's WSJ's Five Best Books, on Popes' lives, selected by Rev. Jay Scott Newman:


Today's shoes: Clark's Artisan Anissa
When I was fourteen and grew up to be 5'9" I wanted to continue growing until I was 6'. I stopped before that point, but these make it possible. At the same time it's a very comfortable shoe even when you spend all day walking. I got them last summer but they're still available.


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At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Steny Hoyer going to start a campaign to get Nancy to step down? I don't care about Hillary or Obama. They can fight it out till Al Gore's cows come home, so long as they do it far away from DC and the MSM.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Anthony (Los Angeles) said...

That "Jimmy the C" is an "elder statesman" just goes to show how bankrupt the Democratic Party is of real statesmen. He's no Harry Truman or Pat Moynihan.

And there's no way anyone can seriously ask her to step down, now that the Prophet Barack has blown his chances. (That sound you heard after Obama's "bitter" remark was the sound of several swing states flipping red.) If he's the Democratic nominee, they're looking at a 40-state blowout in November.

And yet their only other choice is either give it to Lady Macbeth (who only looks good by comparison to Obama) or a third, compromise candidate, which would tick off both candidates' supporters.

The Democrats have no good choices right now.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Steny Hoyer's yet another wuss.

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, but we have to start somewhere. As heir apparent, he may have an interest in making the first move.

At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al and Jimmy have every right to put her in her place, and I feel Edwards and Pelosi will jump to the call. Its time to sack her. Barack is a strong candidate, and she is undermining that. However, the more we see him, the more we see nothing she throws can stick. He's got feet of clay.


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