Monday, March 10, 2008

Obama updates

I've received hundreds of hits on my Is Barack Obama the antichrist? post... does that worry anybody?

Meanwhile, the Hillary campaign is eating Barack for dinner, and I hope he gets a grip pretty soon. I don't think he expected a shark attack. For example, check out these new shenanigans (via Talking Points Memo):

Hillary: Pledged Delegates Can Switch Candidates
By Eric Kleefeld - March 9, 2008

A few weeks ago the Clinton campaign shot down a report that they would seek to entice Barack Obama's pledged delegates into flipping over. Now the idea is being floated again — by Hillary herself.

"There are elected delegates, caucus delegates and super-delegates, all for different reasons, and they're all equal in their ability to cast their vote for whomever they choose," Hillary told Newsweek, when asked how she can win the nomination despite the current delegate math.

"Even elected and caucus delegates are not required to stay with whomever they are pledged to. This is a very carefully constructed process that goes back years, and we're going to follow the process."

(Via Mark Halperin)

Late Update: Hillary spokesperson Phil Singer e-mailed Election Central to say that his previous statement on this — that the Hillary camp has not and will not pursue Obama's pledged delegates — is still operative and that there's been no change of position. It's worth noting that in the Newsweek interview, Hillary didn't say outright that she would be pursuing them, and merely stated what the rules governing the delegates are (which can be read as implying possible pursuit of them later, of course).
On a humorous note, Larry David writes in the Huffington Post:
Here's an idea for an Obama ad: a montage of Clinton's Sybillish personalities that have surfaced during the campaign with a solemn voiceover at the end saying, "Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?"

How is it that she became the one who's perceived as more equipped to answer that 3 a.m. call than the unflappable Obama? He, with the ice in his veins, who doesn't panic when he's losing or get too giddy when he's winning, who's as comfortable in his own skin as she's uncomfortable in hers. There have been times in this campaign when she seemed so unhinged that I worried she'd actually kill herself if she lost. Every day, she reminds me more and more of Adele H., who also had an obsession that drove her insane.

A few weeks ago, I started to feel sorry for her. Oh Christ, let her win already...Who cares...It's not worth it. There's not that much difference between them. She can have it. Anything to avoid watching her descend into madness. So I switched. I started rooting for her. It wasn't that hard. Compromise comes easy to me. I was on board.

And then I saw the ad.

I watched, transfixed, as she took the 3 a.m. call...and I was afraid...very afraid. Suddenly, I realized the last thing this country needs is that woman anywhere near a phone. I don't care if it's 3 a.m. or 10 p.m. or any other time. I don't want her talking to Putin, I don't want her talking to Kim Jong Il, I don't want her talking to my nephew. She needs a long rest. She needs to put on a sarong and some sun block and get away from things for a while, a nice beach somewhere -- somewhere far away, where there phones.
He had me at the reference to Adele H!

And finally, thanks to Iriegal for bringing us this fantastic reggae song titled BARACK OBAMA by Jamaican artist Cocoa Tea:


Bryce said...

okay, D~that "you can hear it in the morning-obama! you can hear it in the evening-obama!" is gonna be with me for ~months~ & it's all your fault!

Octogalore said...

"She needs to put on a sarong and some sun block and get away from things for a while"

sounds a little too much like "barefoot and pregnant" to me.

Daisy said...

Octo, well, I don't mean anything like that at all, and I agree with him 100%.

Hillary's behavior in this campaign has been cringe-worthy and embarrassingly horrible. My opinion of her has dropped waaaaaay below what it was before the campaign started.

iriegal said...

Ha Ha, Daisy you got me over here rolling. You are and awesome writer.

That dang gone song is in my head like the damn Obama slut...I mean girl...rotfl

Seriously though, I wish the elections were over an Tony Soprano would come an just ice everyone so we can focus on important things like, "Are they ever gonna get off that damn island on lost."

the fruitfemme said...

Hey there Daisy,

Cringe-worthy is putting it *very* politely. Very.

Great post.

Renegade Evolution said...

snicker. daisy, oh my!

Donna said...

Alright Daisy, I admit my ignorance. You must tell me who Adele H refers to!

Anthony said...

We've had BILLARY in the Oval Office once. I think things are going to come out Right and the Bush-Clinton-Bush string will be broken.

On a personal note, I'm hoping you'll help me with my new mission, connecting the world one window at a time.

Daisy said...

Donna, Adele H. was the daughter of Victor Hugo, and François Truffaut made a fabulous movie about her, The Story of Adele H.

It starts as a story about unrequited love, then you realize it isn't that at all, it's a story about obsession itself--which can take on a life of its own, apart from the actual subject of the obsession.

He is making the comparison: For Hillary, it started as the presidency, and now, it's the OBSESSION with the wonky election process itself, apart from the actual presidency.

Really, a brilliant comparison!