Howie Carr identifies the message of the hour you’ll soon be reading in the MSM.
These next few days are going to be a terrible time for Hillary Clinton. The title of our next episode is, â€œGet Out Already, Hillary!â€ It becomes ever clearer just how much the mainstream media is in the satchel for Barack Obama. Itâ€™s not just Chris Matthews who gets a tingle up his leg when he hears Barack. They all swoon.
And now they are going to demand that Hillary quit. The din will be incessant. They want to get down to what they consider the real Lordâ€™s work, bashing John McCain. The trust-funded Ivy Leaguers of the press corps want to make the Rev. John Hagee the same household word that Jeremiah Wright has become.
The Clintons know this. Why do you think Paul Begala sounded so bitter on CNN last night?
â€œWe cannot win with eggheads and African-Americans,â€ he said. â€œThatâ€™s the Dukakis coalition.â€
Time will tell if the democrat party’s Rube Goldberg Superdelegate system is really capable of functioning as a safety mechanism to prevent that party’s radical activist base from selecting yet another George McGovern-style leftwing candidate to lead them to electoral disaster.
Despite Obama’s victory in North Carolina (based on a little-reported 91% of the black vote), it is too soon to count Hillary out. Yesterday’s news of the Clinton Campaign identifying the elimination of OPEC as a policy goal constitutes the single best strategic insight of the 2008 campaign so far.
Obama has the media, the Kennedys, and the activist nutroots on his side, but the Clintons still have a loyalist group representing a strong percentage of their party’s most proficient professionals.
The Clinton Campaign canceled public appearances today, and is reportedly going into private conference with superdelegates to see if there remains any possibility of victory.
Rick Moran identifies the key factor behind Obama’s advantage:
Clintonâ€™s major problem showed in Pennsylvania and especially in Indiana; she is being outspent by Obama everywhere. Turnout in rural areas was not quite what the Clinton camp was banking on while Obamaâ€™s voters showed up in record numbers. It could be that her campaign is now suffering a bottleneck in funds which is beginning to tell at the ballot box. And with hope for victory becoming ever fainter, there is a good chance that her ability to raise money in the amounts that would enable her to compete effectively with Obama may be at an end.
She canâ€™t keep being outspent 3 or 4 to 1 in every state and get the blow out victories she absolutely needs to close the delegate gap with Obama. Instead, that gap widened last night to where it is now, almost 150 delegates and climbing, thanks to Obamaâ€™s continued success in wooing Superdelegates.
Is this the end of the line for Hillary Clinton? The consensus among the talking heads on cable appears to be coalescing around the idea that she should wind her campaign down and get out of Obamaâ€™s way.
THEY Begin To Decide