Wouldn’t it be a great time for Hillary Clinton to halt her campaign to become Democrat candidate for the 2008 USA Presidential elections? While she’s still appearing to be “riding high” even if not high enough.
Also because, she’s kind of “officially lost”.
With the media machine moving onward and forward, in fact, it is possible to understand what exactly has happened in the Pennsylvania primaries:
Difference: 9.2%. Note that newspaper reported a 10% difference instead, by mishandling the decimal digits…
Estimated national delegates:
% Difference: 7.6%
With Clinton desperate for a double-digit win, I do not see how these figures can be interpreted as anything else than an invitation for her to find something else to do with her life.
I am not that worried this year about the results of the Presidential elections in the USA.
If Hillary Clinton wins, we’ll get four years of Clintonism. Nothing to celebrate, but not that bad either.
If Barack Obama wins, we’ll get kick-started into the XXI century, with an experimentally fresh jump in the unknown (a bit like Reagan in 1981, and Clinton in 1993…).
If John McCain wins, there’ll be the steady hand of a maverick commanding the Superpower nation. Who knows, maybe like fellow ex-serviceman Eisenhower in the 1950’s, President McCain will be able to isolate the centers of power from the Military-Industrial Complex that has been pushing the USA towards an interminable series of wars and ingerences, for more than a generation.
Plenty to be optimistic about 2009 onwards then…
My personal preferences:
McCain-Obama: I’d likely stay home as a sign of my approval, whatever the result.
A roadmap to from 1989 to…2057
Americans under the age of 45 have never voted in a presidential election without a Bush or a Clinton on the ballot, either in the Presidential or Vice Presidential slot. (President George Herbert Walker Bush was on the winning 1980 republican ticket as Ronald Reagan’s VP.)
Americans under the age of 37 have never voted in a presidential election without a Bush or a Clinton on the ballot as the choice for President.