For Hillary and Bill, losing might not be the worst part

It should be enough for any Obama supporter that Hillary Clinton lose this never-ending Democratic primary. Pulling ahead of her in the superdelegate count this week has been sweet. So, too, the idea of moving on to the general election, winning in November, and finally bringing to an end the long, ugly Bush presidency.

It should be enough just to relish the non-inevitability of another Clinton co-presidency. A winner, after all, should be a good sport, someone who doesn’t gloat publicly about winning. (Of course, no one likes a sore loser, either. Or a guest too oblivious or ungracious to leave when the party’s over.)

It should be enough, this snowballing roll toward an Obama victory. But it isn’t. So as the Obama campaign turns its attention to John McCain and the Republicans, supporters can begin to savor what might turn out to be the most deliciously satisfying part of this entire election cycle — watching the Clintons’ unstoppable, irreversible slide into irrelevance. At least until November.

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5 thoughts on “For Hillary and Bill, losing might not be the worst part

  1. Let’s pray they do go down, I can’t stomach that woman any longer…
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    I’m going to cry if for any reason Obama knuckles under and offers her the vice presidency … nor could I consider John McCain if he asks Mike Huckabee. But McCain-Jindal would be an intriguing ticket.

  2. !!!
    Aren’t you being driven by your shadow?

    Incredible.
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    Sorry, I don’t understand your question. As for me and my shadow, we’re inseparable. 😉

  3. Hey 30,
    No one would like to see the Clintons slide into irrelevancy more than I, but they are awfully slippery rascals and seem to have more lives than a cat. They have managed to continue to reinvent themselves in whatever way the situation calls for and I don’t have any doubts they’ve more tricks up their sleeves. Whether or not Hillary gets the nod – I doubt we’ll ever truly be rid of her or her slimey other half.

    As to an Obama victory…well, I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree. I don’t see that one happening.

    WC

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    I know, I know. But I can dream, can’t I? I’m just dreaming of both Obama and the media turning their attention away from the Clintons and toward McCain and the general election, leaving the Clintons slowly twisting in the wind, out of the spotlight, ignored until the election is finally over in November. You know, Hillary on the stump somewhere yelling, “But wait, I’m not through yet!” to an empty hall. But I suppose even that would be considered news by someone … oh, well, I did say I was dreaming. I guess I’ll just have to settle for her losing the nomination.

  4. Not so fast. In the last few weeks, the pantsuit lady has reinvented herself into the champion of the working class and women. Unfortunately, the end isn’t near for the Clintons.
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    Well, I’m a woman and she’s not my champion. As for the working class, I wish they weren’t so easily swayed by a shot with a beer chaser, or a conveniently down home accent that shows up only down home. Neither the Clintons nor the Obamas have lived among the working class for a long time.

  5. Piper – I have been disappointed in Hillary. She has a female body but I have not heard her give a major speech about women’s issues. Plus she has been acting like a political fish monger!

    Writerchick – do you see who the Democrats will be running against in November? John McCain. That’s how the Democrats will be. They could put me up as the nominee and the Democrats will still win. 🙂

    There are a few posts that you might find to be of interest at http://www.letustalk.wordpress.com

    Cheers!
    Paulette
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    Hey, Paulette, thanks for dropping by. I understand Hillary’s only speech on women’s issues was one she gave in China a while back. If she’s supposed to be such a big backer of women in general and feminists in particular, you’d think she’d spend a bit more time on that during the campaign. On the other hand, from everything said in the media, I’ve gotten the distinct feeling she thinks all women are already planning to vote for her because she’s a woman. Wrong-O!

... and that's my two cents