Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hillary Clinton Endorses Mccain

Is Hillary Clinton so desperate and vindictive that she would back a republican over a possible democratic nominee? Why would any superdelegate support a candidate that would say this and poison the well? Who is she to call herself experienced?

Maybe this is a sign of desperation. Juan Navarro from Political Schmalitical found a Reuters article that cites a Zogby poll favorable to Obama. Zogby says that Obama has a slight lead in both Ohio and Texas although the leads are just under the margin of error of 4 percentage points. Obama leads 47 to 44 in Texas, and leads 47 to 45 in Ohio. Lets be real here, Zogby has been wrong before, so temper yourself. Rasmussen has Obama at 48% and Clinton at 47% in Texas. Rasmussen has Clinton at 50% and Obama at 44% in Ohio.

The Vermont Polls have Obama ahead of Clinton. Polls figure that Obama can win with anywhere 53% to 60% of the vote. Polls in Rhode Island has Hillary winning, but the undecideds are high from 7-36%. The latest Brown University poll has Clinton at 42% and Obama at 37%, but the undecideds are at 22%.

In The Pink Texas compares both Clinton's and Obama's rallies. It brings up something that I have brought up before that you can get an idea of what kind of President a candidate is by how he or she runs their campaign. Hillary's rally was terribly planned, whereas Obama's rally was very organized.

He’s right — and they usually do run their administrations like they run their campaigns. Obama’s organized. This event went off without a hitch. His campaign anticipated how many people would be attending. They got an appropriate room. They controlled demand by use of stand-by tickets. They used technology to help them anticipate logistics. He has the money to do something like this, because he has broad buy-in from donors. They thought of the practical needs of the attendees — expensive bad pizza and bottled water — and they let people take care of themselves. Hillary’s campaign did none of this. At her rally, there were no tickets, no clear lines, no water for folks who needed it, but hadn’t yet passed out. It was a mess, only kept in control at one point by the threat of blunt force by HPD. Hillary wasn’t ready. Obama was.

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