Thursday, February 21, 2008

Clinton Wins When Obama Isn't On the Ballot

I can't tell if this comment, left as a reader response by one "Rhubarbs" on a blog posting on The New Republic's "The Plank," is parody:

Yeah, but this just goes to show that Obama only wins in states that hold contested elections. Sure, he wins big in caucus states, he wins big in primary states, he wins big when turnout is low, and he wins big with record-high turnout. But what the Obama-worshipping media is overlooking is that in each of the 25 state contests Obama has won so far, his name appeared on the ballot. It's time to stop giving Obama a pass on this critical issue.

Remember, if Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama's name will not be on the ballot in November. And only Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she can win when Obama's name is not on the ballot. In fact, she's undefeated in contests where Obama is not on the ballot, making her clearly the more electable general-election candidate.
Regardless of whether the author of this comment is serious or being silly, it's quite hilarious nonetheless. I think it captures perfectly the absurdity of the latest spin coming out of the Clinton campaign to explain away the latest trends that favor Obama.

[H/T: Patrick Appel, guest-blogging at Andrew Sullivan's "The Daily Dish".

1 comment:

oyster said...

I'll treat it as a brilliant parody.