The new math may be new, but it's not really math. Hillary Clinton, some guy named Bill, and many others in her campaign have been criticized for using the new math that would somehow allow her to defeat Barack Obama.
The new math may be new, but it's not really math.
Hillary Clinton, some guy named Bill, and many others in her campaign have been criticized for using the new math that would somehow allow her to defeat Barack Obama.
He leads in delegates, superdelegates and total votes.
She would have to win every remaining primary by unprecedented -- and ultimately unrealistic -- numbers to overtake him in any category.
Why is she behind? Because, according to Clinton, "More people are reluctant to vote for a woman than they are an African-American." In her estimation, being black is more profitable politically than being a woman.
However, her husband -- who spent time in the White House and enjoyed holding meetings with women in the Oval Office, recently told a group in South Dakota that the mother of his daughter would win the general election in November over John McCain. He said Obama would not beat McCain. He knows people don't know that, and he knows why they don't.
Clinton refused to elaborate on who he is "quoting" in the following statement, but he knows it's true.
"'Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up,'" he said.
So the media is "covering up" the fact that Clinton would be a better choice in November despite the fact that she is losing the Democratic primary.
That can only mean one thing: The Republicans are less likely to be sexists than Democrats. When you add them and the independents to the mix, Clinton fares better.
The Democrats are sexists. The Clintons have proven it.
The beauty of the Clinton campaign so far has been that logic is not necessary.
Comments don't have to make sense. The only requirement is that they make her look like she hasn't already lost.
A 'real' conservative
John McCain couldn't have been very happy this weekend. Instead of choosing a refugee from the loony bin, the Libertarians selected a true conservative to run for president. This will affect the McCain camp. One of the main criticisms of McCain -- other than failing to live up to his own standards -- has been that he is not a "true conservative."
Bob Barr is.
He left the GOP in 2006 after serving six terms as a representative from an Atlanta suburb.
He grew increasingly disappointed with Republican policies, including the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq.
He is a defender of personal liberty and supports a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
His candidacy will certainly make life more complicated for McCain. He will not be able to be a centrist candidate for fear of losing votes to Barr. He won't be able to gravitate to the right to hold off Barr without losing votes to Obama.
This is not the kind of help McCain needs to defeat his well-funded opponent.