Inevitability is said to be one of Hillary Clinton's hinderances in securing the Democratic party's nomination for president, that she must earn the nomination rather than claim it as a right. But to listen to Mrs. Clinton's recent videotaped message to the South Carolina Democratic Party's convention, one would think she's just waiting to find out who her Republican challenger will be, ignoring the entire primary process.
Mrs. Clinton begins her message by greeting the delegates and thanking them "for organizing precincts, making calls, knocking on doors, registering voters. Thank you for the hours you've spent and the blocks you've walked on behalf of a Democratic South Carolina party."
After naming some issues around which she apparently intends to focus her campaign, Mrs. Clinton says: "Now we don't yet know who the Republican nominee for president will be. But we do know they'll be offering the same economic agenda that has failed American families again and again."
While Mrs. Clinton did not make a personal appearance at the convention, three possible challengers did address the gathering: former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia. Vice President Joe Biden, another possible contender, neither attended or recorded any remarks for the event.
President Obama’s supporters are obsessed with being “on the right side of history.” This is, after all, the essence of progressivism — history progresses, always upward (don’t ask about the Dark Ages), and progressives exist to speed up that “progress.”
Mitt Romney’s campaign sent out a memo yesterday saying, “As the other candidates attempt to ignore the basic principles of math, the only person’s odds of winning they are increasing are Barack Obama’s.” The memo asserts that “the delegate math just doesn’t add up for anyone but Mitt.” Well, let’s take a look at that math.