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Where Is The Raodmap To Clinton Concession?

There are 83 days between now (06.02) and Democratic Convention in Denver (08.25).  Yes, superdelegates can change their mind.  However, the earlier Clinton concedes the less political capital Clinton will attrite.  But what is the worst case? 

 

First of all, everyone is expecting a happy ending.  For one, Tom Daschle (former Senate Majority Leader), who is an Obama supporter, was expecting Clinton’s endorsement when he appeared Meet The Press on 06.01.  That can be taken as a sign Obama is able, willing and ready to buy.

 

If both Clinton and Obama believe Clinton will be productive for Obama’s quest and his administration, then Clinton will actually acquire more asset in this election and his presidency.  In this scenario, Clinton will concede quickly since both buyer and seller see a brighter career in the future.  If either one of them does not share this opinion, then it will be Microsoft-Yahoo again.  Clinton may dragged on until Convention day, late August. 

 

The worst case is at best speculative. 

 

The worst scenario is an Obama campaign with Clinton’s asset working against Obama.  How can Clinton work this out?

 

What Obama really needs is more than the Clinton name, i.e. the endorsement on a TV box.  Obama does not have a long political history.  He has not buildt up his campaign machine.  He motivated a lot of volunteers, donors and voters.  And he needs more political operatives.  

 

If Clinton were really into helping out the party (just not the presidential campaign), Clinton needs to make sure her operatives are working for someone else.  There are plenty of governors, first term congressmen and rookie candidates who need more help.  Clinton can simply transform her existing campaign into an election temporary staffing firm.  Her machine needs to pay off the debt anyway.  All these candidates would appreciate the assistance in monetary means.  After all, her public appearances are not cheap. 

 

What is the going price? Is it VP? Supreme Court? Cabinet position?  Or Clinton simply has already moved forward to 2012?

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June 2, 2008 - Posted by | Barack Obama, Current Events, election, Election 2008, Electioneering, Hillary Clinton, obama, opinion, politics, Thoughts, wordpress-political-blogs

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  1. The roadmap as far as da Billary are concerned?

    That Obama fall over dead and the party turn to them as their savior. Otherwise:

    Hillary: “I’m not jumping out of this until the inauguration. And even then, I won’t be gracious.”

    Comment by loomisnews | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hillary Clinton –Editorial. The Guatemala Times. 5.27.08
    Link: http://www.guatemala-times.com/editorials/editorial/95-barbara-schieber/223-i-am-proud-to-be-a-woman.html
    I am proud to be a woman today because of Hillary Clinton
    Being a woman is a complicated issue in modern society. Being a man is also complicated. The roles, the definitions, the expectations, the responsibilities and opportunities have all very dramatically changed over a relatively short period of time.

    A very unforgiving example of what is expected of a woman in modern society can be observed in politics.
    The race for the nomination of the presidency of the United States of America of the Democratic Party has been extraordinary. For the first time a woman and a black American are candidates. Obama already has changed the political landscape of the USA forever, no matter what. I admire his guts.

    Hillary Clinton has been in public life for 35 years. The Press, both left and rightwing have covered her in an unforgiving and very critical manner. I remember her and Bill Clintons achievements during their 8 year stay in the White House and her presence in the US Senate. I know about her role in opening very important economic and political resources for woman’s health and gender issues in general. A lot of people and especially women seem to have amnesia, they do not remember that is was a peaceful and prosperous time, as well as hopeful and filled with energy and possibilities for the future.

    Hillary was key to the allocation of resources and formulation of new policies from the World Bank, IBD, and endless other institutions all through the world to improve women’s lives and positions in all societies.

    Hillary does not only talk, Hillary acts, decisively and effectively. I know too many people who just talk and never do anything. I know too many people who make a very good and comfortable living writing about poverty and other social issues, but they never do anything to change them, to improve them.

    During the Lewinsky scandal I was living in Washington DC. There was not one media outlet that didn’t cover the story every single day, 24 hours a day. It was disgusting, revolting and it showed the media at its worst.

    The funny thing is that Bill Clinton’s approval rating where great when he left office, in spite of the republican media machine and the left-wingers self-righteous behavior, and the pure greed of the media in general.
    Lesson learned: the media does not reflect the sentiment of the American people, the media just goes after ratings and their own agendas.

    I have been comparing the coverage of the media on all candidates on diverse outlets in the US and in the world.

    It is sad, but true that the main words how the media describes Hillary are: she is not likable, she is hard, the ominous Clinton machine. If she wears pink she is accused of playing to be feminine and to use the gender card. If she dresses in somber black she is accused of not being feminine enough and to imitate men. If she fights, she is seen as “going negative” and running a dirty campaign. If she doesn’t fight, they say she has to do something and suggest she goes negative. When she wins it is: “barely”, “in spite of”, “a narrow win”, “people still don’t like her” – well, who is voting for her then?

    If you read The Huffington Post, a left wing media outlet financed by moveon.org -Soros, you feel that you want to vomit. What they have been publishing for the last 15 months, and the comments of the readers are beyond bias and beyond anything anti- ethical I have seen so far. If your read Politico.com, transcripts form CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNMB news shows, it is the same story.

    The language that the political pundits, commentators and reader use when they address Hillary as a candidate is biased, unfair and condescending. If that is not good old sexism, then what is?

    Has Hillary given up? No. Has she lost her cool? No. Has she inspired women to fight their own fights no matter what? Yes. Has she lived up to our expectations? Yes. Is she a winner no matter what? Yes. Has she earned the respect of the most arrogant and impolite news anchors? Yes, even when they do not want to admit it.

    But here we go again, a women always has to prove she is good enough, smart enough, tough enough, resilient enough, (according to what rules?) and only if she survives that grueling test, then maybe, just maybe, she gets a fair chance.

    It does not matter to me if she wins the nomination or not. She has already won.
    For the USA I wish she would be elected President, not because she is a women, but because she is the most intelligent and accomplished candidate, and she knows how to solve problems. She has done it all her adult live.

    If someone calls me a racist because I admire and write about Hillary Clinton, go ahead, I can take it. I am not a racist. I am a woman.

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    Comment by Barbara Schieber | June 2, 2008 | Reply

  3. Very nice blog! Keep up with the good work.

    Comment by Loan holder | June 3, 2008 | Reply

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