And so it begins

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious:

The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 3, 2008; 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois sealed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the nation’s first black president. A defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket.

Obama’s victory set up a five-month campaign with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a race between a 46-year-old opponent of the Iraq War and a 71-year-old former Vietnam prisoner of war and staunch supporter of the current U.S. military mission.

Obama, a first-term Illinois senator who was virtually unknown on the national stage four years ago, defeated Clinton, the former first lady and one-time campaign front-runner, in a 17-month marathon for the Democratic nomination.

His victory had been widely assumed for weeks. But Clinton’s declaration of interest in becoming his ticketmate was wholly unexpected.

She expressed it in a conference call with her state’s congressional delegation after Rep. Nydia Velazquez, predicted Obama would have great difficulty winning the support of Hispanics and other voting blocs unless the former first lady was on the ticket.

“I am open to it” if it would help the party’s prospects in November, Clinton replied, according to a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity because the call was private.

Obama’s campaign had no reaction to Clinton’s comments, which raised anew the prospect of what many Democrats have called a “Dream Ticket” that would put a black man and a woman on the same ballot.

12 thoughts on “And so it begins”

  1. OK Todo el Mundo –

    Let’s Have Fun.

    1. Hillary BLEW IT – BIG TIME – Clinton, Inc. didn’t believe The SHE could loose. They Didn’t do their homework as to what was required to be nominated – OR – if they did, WERE LAZY – VERRRY LAZY!

    2. If I were OBAMA – I would give her the “Prayer for the CZAR” – and NOT the VP Nomination – From “Fiddler on the Roof” – “May G-d Bless and Keep Her, FAR AWAY FROM ME!!

    3. Thank ‘all’y’all MIAMI CUBANS – for electing GWB after the ELIAN FIASCO. GWB is not perfect, but apparently FAR better than what Al Gore morphed into – and I voted for GORE in 2000!

    Respuestas por favor.


  2. Ah a star wars quote that is ingrained in my memory forever. I don’t know what it says about me, George, that when you quote a movie that I know exactly what you’re talking about. Norbit?

  3. So does this mean that you and Henry will hold your noses and pull the lever for McCain in November?

  4. Henry, the exact quote, Ben to Luke, is: “Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”

    Louis, I haven’t decided whether I will vote for McCain. I do know that I won’t vote for Obama. Not in the time span it takes for our sun to burn out. Never, ever, ever, never, ever, ever, never. Period.

    Doc Shalit, correct on all points, and you’re welcome.

  5. Obama’s win says more about the state of the American left than anything else ever will. And it is frightening. In a country of over 300 million, it’s inconceivable that this is what we have to choose from, whether from the right or the left.

    And it’s an indictment on years and years of academic failure on the part of public schools to teach history and economics, infiltrated as they are by abject and incompetent bureaucrats. We no longer have an educated electorate.

    My fear is for the munchkins in my family, our next generation, unless we undertake steps to immerse them in the truth and the basics of our country — their country. Never in my wildest nightmares: Here’s a pathetic empty suit with nothing but rhetoric and a very slick PR machine, approaching 4 years of residency at 1600 Pennsylvania ready to implement an ideology that over the last century has proven catastrophic everywhere else on the planet.

    What are they thinking? Oh, excuse me, wrong question.

  6. Running is running as “the candidate of change.” In my humble opinion, it would be a grave mistake to add Hilary Clinton to his ticket.

    Hilary brings a lot of “old baggage” from the Clinton era not to mention a husband who’s money hungry and doesn’t necessarily keep the best company.

  7. Remember Val´s Communism is dead post, reminding us of the stated goals of the communist party? Numbers 15 and 17.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

    American schools teach ¨social¨values over academics, they are learning to ¨feel¨ intead of critical thinking, at least that is what is happening out here on the left coast.

  8. My nightmare is that Howard Dean’s relatively recent meeting with the renamed Italian communist party included some kind of planning session to take over the Democratic Party and then the White House. A kind of expanded replay of Castro and the Guevara’s meetings with Fabio Grobart at Cojimar in early 1959

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