Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Nominee

“The states I’ve won total 300 electoral votes. If we had the same rules as the Republicans, I would be nominee right now”

Hillary Clinton

That may be true, though I’m sure she’s counting Michigan and Florida despite the fact that Michigan didn’t even have Obama on the ballot. So it’s actually “if we had the same rules as the Republicans and if I hadn’t agreed to punish the states that went early.”

Hillary has had to continually come up with new kinds of math to reason as to why she is still going. I’d like to offer up an approach she hasn’t taken yet:

Bad handwriting numbers

That’s her current, pre-Kentucky, delegate tally from CNN.com. When written like that, if you kind of squint at it a bit, it looks like 2753 which very comfortably gives her the nomination. Congrats, Hillary!

p.s. to Hillary fans: I would undoubtedly vote for Hillary over McCain, if that were the choice. I just believe that dealing in “if-only” scenarios and continuing to waste money (money that could otherwise go toward the general election) on a campaign that is doomed to fail just weakens the democratic party. After today, Obama will only be about 50 delegates away from the nomination.

2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Nominee”

  1. I think Hillary is a genius foil to Obama’s dignified stance. Except for a few things like the Michigan/Florida debate, the whole process has been a huge boost for Democrats, almost to the point where I wonder if it’s deliberate. Like the All-Star Wrestling of politics.

  2. That is a valid point, and it has crossed my mind. Generally speaking, the Clintons are shrewd politicians and I’m sure they know the numbers are against Hillary. Her attacks on Obama have become weaker (or less reported, I’m not sure which), so it is possible that she’s still in the race as a publicity boost for the Dems.

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