By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in 2008 | Democrats | Republicans — Comments (75) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Another Tuesday, another Presidential primary. And in shocking news, Hillary Clinton announces that she is not going to get out of the Presidential race just yet. Her campaign communications director, Howard Wolfson, got on CNN this evening and insisted that the magic number for delegates is 2,209--and yes, that is the number that you get if you include Florida and Michigan in the mix. We are obviously going to go to June 3rd and perhaps longer if the Clintons believe that they have any chance whatsoever of winning the nomination--or at least going on long enough to ensure that they are able to extract concessions or even set up Barack Obama for a defeat in the fall, thus opening the way for Hillary Clinton to capture the nomination in 2012.
Meanwhile, it isn't as if Republicans don't have problems. There is no denying it anymore--if it could even be denied in the run-up to tonight; Republicans have serious problems with the brand identity. Yes, I know that there are six months left until the election but what else needs to occur for the GOP to realize that it has a very serious problem on its hands? There have been any number of indications concerning a Republican image problem and nothing has been done to ameliorate matters. Either Republican leaders get on the ball very quickly, or the GOP is headed for yet another round of epic Congressional losses.
This is all obvious, I know. But apparently, the Republican Congressional leadership class has still not caught on.