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Her political career is over

Friday, May 23, 2008 by Dave Winer.

This time Hillary Clinton has gone too far. Permalink to this paragraph

Strike 1. Positioning Barack Obama as the black candidate after the South Carolina primary. Permalink to this paragraph

Strike 2. Refusing to say Obama is Christian, not Muslim. Permalink to this paragraph

Strike 3. Saying white voters go with her, in desperation, after the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. Permalink to this paragraph

Strike 4. Suggesting she should stay in the race because Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in 1968. Permalink to this paragraph

Too much benefit of the doubt. Bringing assassination into political discourse as an "issue" is too much.  Permalink to this paragraph

Hillary Clinton is a sophisticated, calculating politician. She doesn't make accidental statements, and has in no way earned the benefit of the doubt. Her explanation is a non-explanation. Her retraction was not a retraction, and she was nowhere in the neighborhood of an apology Permalink to this paragraph

Screwing around with life and death is over the top. Permalink to this paragraph

Earlier today I posted on Twitter that it was inevitable that she would be on the ticket with Obama. Once again I forgot how awful this person is. It won't happen again. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: MP3 of Keith Olbermann's special comment on Countdown tonight. Permalink to this paragraph


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