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Hillary’s ‘War Room’: Obama Is Unelectable

From Mrs. Clinton’s thinly disguised ‘war room,’ Hillary Is 44:

To Do List To Denver

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

A day too late, Obama trotted out the sad figure of John Edwards to cover up the humiliation Obama suffered in West Virginia.

Obama was humiliated in West Virginia. West Virginia rejected Obama, massively, despite all the attempts by Big Media to stuff Obama down their throats.

We never had much use for John Edwards. We never really bothered to write much about him. Only rarely during the campaign did we take note of his efforts.

It is possible that John Edwards might have had some influence if he had endorsed a candidate before the North Carolina primary. But John Edwards missed his chance by not endorsing before North Carolina. Big Media, not the voters, will be the only one impressed by today’s Edwards endorsement.

To us the John Edwards endorsement typifies what bothered us about John Edwards – he does what is easy. When the Iraq war was popular, John Edwards co-sponsored the Iraq authorization legislation. When big financial industry companies wanted a bankruptcy bill, John Edwards was there for them. The average joe and jane, the “little guy” had little clout in those talks.

When John Edwards was running for president however, John Edwards repudiated his entire past. John Edwards became the “I’m sorry” and the “I was wrong” candidate. On co-sponsoring the Iraq authorization legislation Edwards said “I was wrong.” On voting for the retrograde bankruptcy bill Edwards said “I was wrong.”

In months to come, prepare yourselves, John Edwards will say about his Obama endorsement: “I’m sorry. I was wrong”.

The endorsement by Edwards presents a major opportunity:

Clearly Obama trotted Edwards out today to change the conversation from the trouncing West Virginia handed him. More importantly, Superdelegates and the reality community realize that Obama has a big problem with white working class voters. So today Obama trotted out John Edwards to try to communicate with white working class voters. Obama wants to woo the white working class by proxy.

John Edwards as ambassador from Obama to the white working class will be as successful as ambassador Ted Kennedy when he was sent to woo the Latino community. John Edwards as ambassador from Obama to the white working class will be as successful as Ted Kennedy and John Kerry when they begged their own Massachusetts constitutents [sic] to vote for Obama.

Obama can trot out all the show horses he wants to get votes for him – but it won’t work. The problem is Obama. Obama is unelectable.

Which brings us to the major opportunity: John Edwards’ assignment will be to go to Kentucky on behalf of Obama to try to placate and fool white working class voters. A Hillary victory in Kentucky will demonstrate to Superdelegates, again, that white working class voters will not vote for Obama – no matter how many circus attractions Obama sends out on his behalf.

So now, in Kentucky, Obama and Edwards will have to prove once and for all that they are not reviled by white working class voters. If John Edwards cannot deliver Kentucky to Obama, Superdelegates will once again know that Obama will not get white working class votes – period. Obama is unelectable.

The gloves have really come off.

Still, can you imagine if the Republican equivalent of James Carville ever said something like this about Mr. Obama:

A Hillary victory in Kentucky will demonstrate to Superdelegates, again, that white working class voters will not vote for Obama – no matter how many circus attractions Obama sends out on his behalf.

Where is the outrage?

Or is she finally so irrelevant that these kind of statements from her not so sub rosa campaign no longer matter?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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