Clinton’s Campaign Plagued by Wishful Thinking

Evan Bakker

As the primary season tapers off and Obama and McCain roll up their sleeves for the general election, Hillary Clinton remains oblivious to the cries of the people and the media to gracefully exit the stage.

And, as expected, she’s not. She’s banking on the hopes that people will believe her baffling argument that she has gained the lead in the popular vote.

Thanks to her remaining in the race, she has become the little student in the corner who won’t shut up while a debate of greater importance is commencing in the middle of the room. She’s like the unwelcome guest who stays at the party even after everyone has left and the host has his robe on, getting ready for bed.

And in order to justify her untimely stay, Clinton is using a different number system than the rest of the political world. In order to clinch the nomination, one needs 2,025 delegates. However, she has shifted the magic number to 2,210, counting Florida and Michigan even though they violated party rules.

In fact, Clinton signed an agreement last fall to agree that the two states would not count because they moved their primaries ahead of Super Tuesday, in defiance of Democratic Party rules.

So there’s been a lot of “if”s in the Clinton camp lately.

Just to give you something to sleep on, to prove the insanity of the Clinton campaign, I will leave you all with the long list of “if”s that they have for why they are now ahead in the popular vote:

–– If you count the votes of Florida even though they broke the rules and the candidates weren’t allowed to campaign there.
–– If you don’t count caucus votes because they are invalid (according to her) and favor Obama.
–– If you don’t count any of Obama’s votes in Michigan because his name wasn’t technically on the ballot.
–– If you do count her votes in Michigan.

Then, and only then, is she ahead in the popular vote. This is the only argument –– and the last argument –– that her campaign has.

evan bakker