Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

January 9, 2008

The Hillary Win: Just to Remind You…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 9:18 am

Here was my November 16 prediction about the course of the Democratic primary contests:

Here’s the picks: Obama wins Iowa, Hillary second, Edwards third. Hillary narrowly beats Obama in New Hampshire, Edwards third. Edwards withdraws and endorses Obama before the South Carolina primary which Obama wins. I just don’t have a strong opinion about Nevada and I don’t think the race will be over after the early-state primaries, because Hillary’s got the big bucks to fight on through Super Tuesday. But I think in the end Obama wins the nomination. I’ll let you know who the next Prez will be once we know the GOP nominee.

Check it out on the site if you will. Except for a whisper thin Edwards second place finish in Iowa, all on the mark. Now if Edwards was smart…

p.s. Commenters please spare us you Hillary hating, Obama baiting, I’m just weary of it all. It all sounds the same and has been said a million times before. Or try this: find a single virtue in a candidate you otherwise dislike. It’ might be a good exercise for all of us. If we can’t then it’s likely we’re a little too partisan, no?

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6 Comments »

  1. Candide Time: Hillary: Hawkish in Armed Services Committee Hearings Edwards: Call 1-800-LAWYER Richardson: Humoresque Obama: Fancy Free Huckabee: Better than Jenny Craig Romney: Five Strapping Sons McCain: Cindy, of course! Giuliani: A Yankee Fan Ron Paul: Two First Names Fred Thompson: Questioned Alexander Butterfield Al Gore versus Jeb Bush in November!!

    Comment by charlie finch — January 9, 2008 @ 10:05 am | Reply

  2. It’s almost too easy to hate Hillary for all the obvious reasons. The potential flip side is that the country could be the beneficiary of her unflattering ambition. The momentum behind her need for success could have a visible impact on change, for better or worse.

    Comment by Mike C — January 9, 2008 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  3. Want negative? Diane Sawyer does a sympathetic interview with Hillary on GMA, next day Hillary wins, two days later, on GMA, Brian Ross recycles to Tony Rezko/Obama real estate story. Ah, the same Clinton gang who scammed seniors with underwater property during Whitewater goes after Barack on a shaky real estate deal. Watch as the Clintons bring down the skinny kid from Harvard and get ready for President Huckabee. Christopher Hitchens thought that the Clintons had “No One Left to Lie To”? A nation of suckers awaits.

    Comment by charlie finch — January 10, 2008 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  4. It’s like watching the sequel to Primary Colors.

    Comment by Mike C — January 10, 2008 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  5. I like that both the hard left and the hard right can’t stand Hillary. She strikes me as pragmatic. She’s for national health care (or whatever it’s called these days).

    I like that Obama actually wrote his own book instead of hiring a ghost writer.

    I like that Edwards talks so much about poverty and that whole other America thing.

    I like that McCain actually said we may be in Iraq for 100 years. (Makes my decision making very easy.)

    I admire Romney’s smooth demeanor and adaptability.

    I think it was funny that Giuliani dressed up in drag on SNL.

    A lot of people are religious, pro-life and are not particularly prosperous financially. Huckabee seems like he would represent them well.

    Comment by Ed — January 12, 2008 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

  6. OBAMARAMA It is all about Barack. It is Henry 1V, Part 1, my favorite Will, because it is about possibility and anticipation. See Hillary on Russert? See her try to parse vote acces in Nevada? “I am for inclusion, but against it in the casinos!!! and the kitchens of the casinos!!” Barack is poetry, Hillary less than prose. Only thing that will save her is “the lone gunman”. Barach answers New Hampshire with Culinary Kerry and the Holy Modal Rounders. May Protect You, Round Ears, and your sub rose ‘Staff, Axelrod. A nation turns its lonely eyes to YOU!!

    Comment by charlie finch — January 13, 2008 @ 2:41 pm | Reply


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