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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hillary Getting Worried?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Okay, okay, okay. It's a snowy day in Vermont and I’m starting to pay attention.

I give in. I give up!

There is nothing more important on Earth than the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Not even shoveling the driveway.

Besides, it’ll all be over in less than nine months, just like a pregnancy. Look, Pedro, you simply can't ignore the damn thing any longer.

Of course, we'll have to get through Town Meeting Day, the Republican and Democratic Conventions that could put a couple Vermonters in the spotlight of history. And then there’s the Olympic Games in Red China where they make everything these days. And the World Series. And the surprises as yet unimagined...

But from this little outpost on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, it appears the tide is turning...against Hillary Clinton. So much for the continuation of some royal-family torch-passing in the "Democratic" USA. Hillary looks like a woman who's had her last night in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Bush I was, after Clinton's reign, followed by a son, Bush II. But William Jefferson Clinton does not look like he’ll pass the torch to his wife after Dubya mercifully departs.

Why do I say this?

Because Freyne Land is all-of-a-sudden on the Clinton for President Campaign email list! They're noticing the March 4 Vermont Primary.

Just got one from Mark Penn, Ol’ Hillary’s “Chief Strategist.” Interesting chap. Do c heck him out here at SourceWatch.  Also here at his outfit Global Leadership.

Says the award-winning public relations spin-doctor once dubbed the “Master of the Message” by Time Magazine [did wonders for Bill]:

This election will come down to delegates.  Votes are still being counted and delegates apportioned, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are separated by approximately 40 delegates right now – that is, barely 1% of all the delegates to the Democratic convention.

Change Begins March 4th.  Hillary leads in the three largest, delegate rich states remaining: Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania...

The reason Hillary is so strong in Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania is that her message of delivering solutions resonates strongly with voters in those states.  Hillary is the only candidate who can deliver the economic change voters want...

The demographics in these states also favor Hillary Clinton...

Hillary Clinton has shown that she has the ability and organization to compete financially and on the ground... 

Again and again, this race has shown that it is voters and delegates who matter, not the pundits or perceived “momentum.”

Believe him?

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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