Senator Chris Dodd backs Obama in the Illinois senator's campaign for the Presidency, according to Reuters. Another blow to Senator Clinton in a long, hard list of blows. The Teamsters backed Obama, he leads among much of Clinton's base and unless you're blind and deaf, he definately leads among the media.
It's an understatement to say this is not a good time for Senator Clinton. One can always argue that Obama has always wanted to be President, but no one knows the process better than Clinton, who was involved in two consecutive presidential campaigns. She had the machines, the base and former President Clinton. The machines proved unable to come through in the clutch, Obama has quite fatally hemorrhaged her base and the former President, once universally beloved among all Democrats, has proved to be a liability she can't seem to control (which, interestingly enough, cuts to the heart of her experience arguments. Just whose experience does Obama's pale in comparison to?)
No one points out these set of event and their consequences better than Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post. He pointed out last Friday how mortally wounded Clinton is, and why "The Comeback Kid" will not be a label identifies her.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Posted by C. P. Coleta