Friday, February 22, 2008

The Texas debate...

If there was ever any doubt as to how important Hillary Clinton has made Texas, one only has to look at last night's debate.

Throughout the debate, she made every effort to re-energize her campaign. And, she did it without tearing down her rival, Barack Obama -- but at the same time, she didn't go light him, either.

The telling point, however, came at the conclusion. Her line about no matter how it turns out, "We'll be fine," was the perfect ending -- and not just for the end of the debate. It was a signal from Clinton that she knows a loss in Texas (or Ohio) on March 4, and its over.

For Obama, the end of the first leg of this race is now insight. One more victory is all he needs.


Blogger wtfdnucsailor said...

Unfortunately for Hillary, I think the debate was a draw. She needed an outright win but didn't get one. Since the policy differences between the two are insignificant and she has not been able to convince a majority of voters, yet, that her experience is key to executing those policies, her campaign is likely to end on March 5, 2008. Of course, she could find an edge in next week's debate in Ohio but I doubt it. David Gergan on CNN last night suggested that she change the theme from 'experience' to 'fighter' to get an advantage. The Obama message of hope and a generational difference seems to be ringing true with the DEM voters. It remains to be seen how it will sell in the general election. I was surprised to see that McCain leads both Obama and Clinton in recent polls despite the ineffectiveness of the current Republican administration.
New Subject - The comments are still rolling in at CTLOCALPOLITICS on the exodus of young people. I noticed that it was also the topic on 'Where We Live' on WNPR this morning.

11:41 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

Once again your objectivity is above reproach Mr. Hackett.

8:48 AM  

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