Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CNN Continues to Campaign for Obama

"She is winning the general election today and he is not, according to all the evidence...And I have never seen anything like it. I have never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully just for running."

"Her only position was, 'Look, if I lose I'll be a good team player. We will all try to win, but let's let everybody vote, and count every vote."

I saw a clip of President Clinton saying these words on CNN today, followed by the talking heads. One called it taking "the low road" and laced his "commentary" with disrespectful jabs at the former President.

One said he agreed with Bill Clinton, and that it did no harm to let this play out, let everyone vote, and really look at the situation. That Hillary has won the big primaries in states the Democrats need to win in November. He was quickly cut off by the moderator, who made sure to use the term "low road' one more time before moving on.

On their website, CNN goes with this silly headline "Bill Clinton: 'Cover up' hiding Hillary Clinton's chances"

but they don't connect the dots that those covering up the real merits of Hillary's candidacy are the good folks at places like, oh, CNN... Instead, they go with the words "cover up", to try to trivialize the President's words. It's disgusting.

The media began writing the Obama transcendence story months ago, and they are too invested in it to stop now. Having cast Hillary as the villain (and the former President as the crazy husband), they continue to treat the Clintons with abysmal disrespect, and Obama with blatant hero worship.

Much of the press won't even cover her now, focusing on speculation about who Obama's #2 will be, when he has yet to sew up the nomination.

As President Clinton said, polls show that if the election was held today, Obama loses to McCain, and Hillary wins against McCain. But the press doesn't want to talk about THAT.

They won't cover Obama's weaknesses, how he hasn't carried the key states needed in November, or key demographic groups. Nope.

But check out the Republican blogs if you want to know how happy they are that the weakest candidate has all but been crowned. What was a sure defeat for them in November has suddenly become a very winnable race in their eyes.

Bill Clinton is right about who would win in November against McCain, and it isn't Obama. But the coronation train is charging down the tracks, with more than half of the Democratic voters choosing not to climb aboard. I don't think even Hillary can talk us into getting on board that train.

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