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April 2008

Under Five Percent in Pennsylvania

For the first time today in’s trendline of multiple polls, Clinton’s lead in Pennsylvania is under 5%. Of course, there is only one poll so far that includes some data after the blow up about Obama’s “bitter” comments. And that one poll shows Clinton with a 20 point lead. But the trend line, at least for now, has dropped to below 5%.

We’ll see if it stays that way after more new polls come in. Personally, I wouldn’t bet on it.

But I guess we shall see.

King County Democratic Convention

My live comments on the event are here and here. I also spoke more at length on the subject on the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner.

Also, a post at Slog talking about the event from another perspective. And they have a picture of the polar bear!

And one more note. All of this was about the Platform… a document with no force of law, no binding authority on anybody, not even the party’s candidates. In other words, a document that is completely, totally, and utterly irrelevant to absolutely everything.

Unless I decide in 4 years to go to some of the Republican events to compare and contrast, I think this will be my last “party” event. They just demoralize, destress and depress me.

And I am serious when I say the main result of going to something like this was to dramatically lessen the chances of me ever voting for anybody who participated in it.

It was just sad.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Every Single Phrase Will Be Parsed

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Obama’s Bitterness
  • Republics and Democracies
  • Defense of Elitism
  • The Fallout
  • Fence Sitting Superdelegates
  • King County Democratic Convention
  • Protests Annoy Sam
  • Happy Tax Day

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I didn’t think it was possible for a process to be more screwed up than last week’s caucus.

I was wrong.

Lesson learned: Never let a group of Democrats run ANYTHING.