"Clinton has lost. It's over"
For our Observer Joe Sudbay, Clinton has lost. This weekend, the candidate's already flailing popularity took another hit when her account of a life-endangering trip to Bosnia was refuted. Footage from the trip shows school children greeting her plane and a sing-along with Sheryl Crow. UPDATE (27.03.08 - 17h Paris time): See the parody of the "Clinton in Bosnia" video at the bottom of the page. Clinton arrives in Bosnia "under sniper fire". © CBS News
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To our Observer Joe Sudbay, Clinton has lost. This weekend, the candidate's already flailing popularity took another hit when her account of a life-endangering trip to Bosnia was refuted. Footage from the trip shows school children greeting her plane and a sing-along with Sheryl Crow.
At the same time, Barack Obama fought his way out of a popularity slump following his ties to controversial black pastor Jeremiah Wright. The turnaround in the democratic candidates' rollercoaster race sees Clinton's reputation plummet further, and along with her trailing delegate count of 1499 to Obama's 1620, calls for her to drop out of the race are not surprising.
UPDATE (27.03.08 - 17h Paris time): See the parody of the "Clinton in Bosnia" video at the bottom of the page.
"I remember landing under sniper fire"
While in a speech on March 17 Clinton described herself as dodging sniper bullets on a trip to Bosnia in 1996, a news report from CBS shows the first lady meeting and greeting children. Since it was put online Monday, the video's received hundreds of thousands of hits.
"It's time to take a deep breath and be honest. It's over. Clinton can't win. Let's move on"
Our Observer in Washington, blogger Joe Sudbay:
Hillary Clinton has lost. She cannot win the Democratic nomination without causing a civil war in the Democratic party. Her recent actions, especially comparing herself to, and praising, McCain while undermining Obama, make it appear that she is willing to do just that -- split the party in two. Seriously, can you imagine McCain saying that that he had a lifetime of experience, Hillary had a lifetime of experience, but Romney didn't? That would never happen. It's unacceptable. And it has to stop. I get that it sucks to lose. But, it happens. Hillary needs to get over it, and let's get on with the real campaign.
The first step needs to be an end to the daily campaign conference calls. They sure feed the media frenzy, but they ultimately do nothing to aid our effort to defeat John McCain. Seriously, look at the Politico or the Page or Swampland at Time.com and any of the other political reporters and you'll see how much they love those conference calls. Always some good vicious soundbites, but is that what we need right now? Hardly. Every time the Clinton campaign piles on, they are now actually aiding and abetting McCain.
Any of the party leaders who are waiting to endorse until a later date should listen in on one of these conference calls. Then, they need to ask themselves if they want two more months of this while John McCain just coasts along, saving his money and his reputation, when Hillary Clinton cannot win the nomination anyway. The Superdelegates and the DNC [Democratic National Committee] need to decide if they want two more months of the vitriol, and a divided, bitterly divided party, or do they want a Democratic White House come next January? It's time for some leadership -- or something more akin to an intervention. Otherwise, we're on a path to Mutually Assured Destruction. And so far, our party elders don't seem to care."
Parody of Clinton in Bosnia video: "No place more dangerous and "snipery""
Posted by "Barelypolitical" 25 March 08