HRC’s “Potentially Incendiary Steps”

Adam Nagourney’s piece in today’s New York Times demonstrates, unequivocally, that Hillary Clinton will do whatever it takes, anything–even destroying the Democratic Party–in order to win.

With every delegate precious, Mrs. Clinton’s advisers also made it clear that they were prepared to take a number of potentially incendiary steps to build up Mrs. Clinton’s count. Top among these, her aides said, is pressing for Democrats to seat the disputed delegations from Florida and Michigan, who held their primaries in January in defiance of a Democratic Party rules.


Mark Penn makes it plain:

Mrs. Clinton’s aides said they would also argue to superdelegates that they should give less deference to a lead from Mr. Obama because much of that had been built up in states where there were caucuses, which tend to attract far fewer voters than primaries, where Mrs. Clinton has tended to do better than she has done in caucuses.

“I think for superdelegates, the quality of where the win comes from should matter in terms of making a judgment about who might be the best general election candidate,” said Mark Penn, Mrs. Clinton’s senior campaign adviser.

The final Democratic primary contests are in early June; Montana and South Dakota vote June 3, and Puerto Rico four days later. It would then be almost three months until the Democratic convention, a period in which, if enough superdelegates have not expressed a firm preference to decide the outcome, the party could face a period of intense horse trading or worse.

Meanwhile, the likely Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, would have a long period to rally his fractious party to his side and hone his attacks on the Democrats.

Here’s the linky to the full article:…

Draw your own conclusions.

[First posted at Planet Orange.]


    • Faheyman on February 14, 2008 at 06:55
  1. if she thinks the SD’s are all going to side in a floor fight with somebody who can’t even break forty during the entire month of February.

    The last gasp of a dying campaign.  

    All shat and no battle.

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