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Clinton’s Change in Stance On Michigan and Florida

An NPR story: How Clinton Shifted on Michigan, Florida Delegates.  It speaks for itself.  Break the rules to benefit yourself, Clinton.  Yeah, we want our president to have that attitude.  I’m still baffled how anyone can still support her, let alone think the Florida and Michigan argument is the result of rational thinking.  But, then again, to still believe Clinton deserves the nomination even after she has lost fairly is irrational in itself.

Cheers,
Charlie

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Can the Media Make a Promise?

On NPR: “If Obama wins both states, he will make it all but impossible for Clinton to catch-up in pledged delegates.”  Uh-huh.  Right, sure.  Like that isn’t already the case.  But please, please promise that if it does happen (even though I highly doubt it will), you’ll actually cover it as such?  Please?!

Anyway, prediction: Obama wins North Carolina by 4 points, Clinton wins Indiana by 4 points, the media continues to say Obama’s dead even though Clinton can’t win.

UPDATE May 6, 1:38 PM:
Actually, I didn’t really figure in Indiana undecided voters in my prediction for today’s primaries.  If they’re still undecided at this point, they’re likely to go with the safety vote, that being Clinton.  As such, updated prediction: Obama wins North Carolina by 4 points, Clinton wins Indiana by 6 points, the media continues to say Obama’s dead even though Clinton can’t win.

UPDATE May 6, 1:46 PM:
Oy, and I forgot to figure in the possible Republican-caused “chaos“…

Cheers,
Charlie

The Full Audio and Text of Obama’s Speech on Race

If you’re paying attention at all to the news, you’re undoubtedly aware that Obama gave a speech today on race in America, and have most likely at least have heard snippets.  If that’s all you’ve been exposed to, however, I do implore you to listen to the speech in full. 

“I think that this will probably be remembered as the one of the most important speeches on race that a politician has ever given.” – Mara Liasson, NPR News

The audio, transcript, and accompanying materials are available here.

Cheers,

Charlie

Geraldine Ferraro: Off The Rails Even Before Today

As for the whole Geraldine Ferraro stuff, anyone who listened to NPR’s Talk of the Nation last Wednesday already knew that she has seriously gone off the rails.  If you want to listen to it, and I promise you it will hurt, it’s towards the end of the show.  Even the host, the usually unflappable Neal Conan, had no idea what do with her.

Cheers,
Charlie