Monday, February 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

From the estimable Hilzoy, who's filling in for Andrew Sullivan [link]:
Note to self: If I ever run for office and base my campaign on the idea that I am ready to lead from day one, I must remember to actually run an effective campaign.

Inspired by this article in the Washington Post:
System Worries Clinton Backers
Supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are worried that convoluted delegate rules in Texas could water down the impact of strong support for her among Hispanic voters there, creating a new obstacle for her in the must-win presidential primary contest.

Several top Clinton strategists and fundraisers became alarmed after learning of the state's unusual provisions during a closed-door strategy meeting this month, according to one person who attended.

Um, you guys might've wanted to look into that before you based your entire comeback strategy on erasing Obama's lead by winning Texas.

Hillary Clinton—"Ready on day one," but hopelessly incompetent until then.

[Original h/t Publius. More Hilzoy] If you're not reading Obsidian Wings, you should be.


UPDATE: More from the Clinton camp that makes me want to retch. First, Mark Penn further divides and denigrates the Obama states, and Clinton strategist Harold Ickes discusses how he (and the Clinton campaign) will fight to have Michigan and Florida seated even though he personally voted to set the rules that disqualified them.. And here's more on their superdelegate plan.


Smitty said...

I am very worried that Michigan's uncommitted- and super-delegates will go to Hillary. The Michigan Dem political machine (to the extent that it exists...) is pretty Hillary-centric. There are a couple of State Reps and Senators trying hard to switch that mentality, but the Guv went there with Hillary already, as you know.

If it all comes down in the end to Michigan's delegates, I fear we may be really unhappy with the outcome.

Mr Furious said...

Hopefully Obama wins Hawaii and Wisconsin tomorrow, and if Texas can't save Hillary, it might not matter.

But he really needs to bury her to make sure it's not close enough to throw the other way.