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March 31, 2008

Re: Fairness, and Obama

Not to say "I toad you so", but "I toad you so":

It has now become conventional wisdom that Barack Obama has weathered the storm over Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Exhibit A in the discussion is last week's NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which, it is said, shows that Hillary Clinton suffered more than Obama from the Wright controversy. "With all the noise of the last couple of weeks, Sen. Clinton is the one who has been hurt the most," MSNBC's Chris Matthews said recently. "Meanwhile, Sen. Obama has steadily risen." Most analysts on the Sunday shows seemed to agree.

While I agree with Byron here,

... a closer look at the numbers shows that the change in Clinton's position relative to Obama's has been entirely among black voters — and it's pretty clear by now that Hillary Clinton is not trying to appeal to black voters.

...the important point is this: before the Wright debacle, Obama was consistently leading Hillary. Now he is, at best, even:

In any event, when all of those numbers are combined into an overall horserace figure, admittedly an unpopular figure among political analysts, Clinton and Obama are dead even, 45-45.

And worst of all for Hillary, his poll numbers are once again rising. Let's not forget, this is the ADD nation we're talking about here, and the half vast punditocracy are once again talking up the many and spendiferous virtues of The Obamessiah. We all know what kind of inroads having your very own Hallelujah chorus of admirerers singing Hosannahs 24/7 can make against a seven day wonder.

Can anyone say "Down the memory hole?" Don't know about you all, but the editorial staff just felt a thrill run up our leg.

Posted by Cassandra at March 31, 2008 01:34 PM

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Hillary should fight on. The truth about Barack Obama is only just now beginning to come out. See:

Posted by: Christian Prophet at March 31, 2008 01:59 PM

The press finds proof that Hillary wasn't lying after all! ;-)

Posted by: camojack at April 1, 2008 05:08 AM

I find it interesting that there is a media campaign now on You Tube. There are now all manner of videos posted showing Rev. Wright praising Jesus and expounding on the love of Jesus for Man, etc.

If you wanted to find the real nasty stuff, you gotta wade through all the love now. Funny, ain't it?

Time marches on.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at April 1, 2008 08:59 AM

On a related note, I was watching a program the other morning where this guy was arguing that this whole Obama-Clinton fight wasn't bad for the party because record numbers of people are registering in the Democratic party to vote in the primaries. IO couldn't believe that no one called him on this ... one of the big reasons record numbers are registering Democrat is because the Republican candidate is set, so people who might have voted in the Republican primary are registering as Democrats to vote in the primary .. many like my former Iraq comrades from Pennsylvania are doing it to keep the death match going!

Posted by: Frodo at April 1, 2008 09:19 AM