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I’m standing by my previous prediction that Hillary Clinton will be taking the oath of office as of January, 2009; however the numbers are suggesting that Barack Obama could prove me wrong. It’s not so much the Iowa poll that intrigues me, but rather the New Hampshire poll. Iowa is a caucus system, and with enough money and organization anything can happen. But for Obama to be so close in a nearly all-white relatively conservative primary state at this stage of the game suggests that Clinton has made some missteps which Obama has been able to exploit (with a little help from Oprah).
I’m sure the talking heads on the cable shows are all over it, but let’s just say that I’m experiencing a tinge of doubt. Can Hillary lose the primary?
Given the Republican field this year, it should be a walk-in for the Democrat unless both the war and economy seriously rebound between now and next year. And even then, any of the top 5 Democrats should pull it out.
But can anybody beat Hillary’s war chest?
Photo comes from Obama’s campaign site.
I even used this quote once.
“It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”
Attributed to Joseph Stalin. Only there’s no record of him saying it.
Forwarded to me by Mark:
Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich will be in for a Town Hall at the Mendocino College Gym at 7 pm, Thursday, December 20th.
Preceeding this event they will circulate through the dozen restaurants downtown around the courthouse from 5-6:30 pm to meet and greet supporters and customers and give them a chance to shake hands with a Presidential Candidate, and raise funds for his campaign.
They will again be available for fundraising the following morning at the Bluebird Cafe across from the airport from 8-10:00 am.
There are no reservations for the breakfast event, first come, first serve, so you might want to get there early and enjoy your meal beforehand. Reservations at the dinner on the 20th are highly recommended as seating might be an issue with so many loyal supporters headed in to meet our candidate and his lovely wife.
A head count is appreciated for the Town Hall so we can prepare the gym for an appropriate number of seats, please send your information (or questions) to the following address:
This will not be the first time a well-known major party presidential candidate has visited the north coast however. Jessi Jackson spoke in the town of Mendocino back during his 1988 campaign. I don’t believe anybody has made it as far north as Humboldt.