Monday, March 03, 2008

They Love a Horserace...

The pundits and the media they serve love a horserace. As pundit Matt Taibbi once said--echoed so often on the right by clowns like Hannity, Beck, O'Reilley--you don't have to be right. You don't even have to try to be right. You just have to sound sure.
Well, allow me to punditize and say regardless of what happens in the Democratic Presidential Primaries, Hillary Clinton will continue. If she wins both Texas and Ohio, she must win them by huge margins in order to truly make up pledged delegates. The "wins" might get her some superdelegate dap against Obama, but who really knows what these pols are going to do? And Obama might tunr around and cloak himself as the underdog, beset by assholes, and everyone loves the underdog. Indeed, the superdelegates and Howard Dean, even Gore as deus ex machina, might be the machine working against her, as behind closed doors what can this witch possibly promise them versus reality: even against McCain, she will lose. Then again, when did the Clintons ever care about anything other than their own personal aggrandizement, rather than a party's evolution and cause, a united goal, a movement, a revolution (whether right wing or left), changing a paradigm? In that, yeah--Bill Clinton was the first real black president, for as we've seen from our black leaders (pastors and prophets to entertainers and politicians) it's "L'etat est moi" and "Apres moi, le deluge."
Accordinly, I for one will not be watching the returns, because I already know the outcome--the long term outcome. We Americans seem to hate that word. "Long term." Almost blasphemous, and of course not conducive to the horserace. Long term is boring. Long term doesn't sell. Long term ain't about ratings, audience share, readership spikes, marketing and cross marketing. Long term is thus, sadly, un-American...

8 comments:

your brother from another mother said...

Well said on all counts, chief.

IndispensableDestiny said...

I've been lurking on the Democratic Underground recently. The Obamabots and Clintonistas are hacking each other to shreds. Joe Wilson (of Valerie Plame fame) came out for Hillary last week. Now the Obamabots, who all loved Joe last year, are blaming him for every ill under the sun.

Great stuff.

Lola Gets said...

Chris, I think you may be right about Hillary not dropping out of the race, even after all those losses. She seems to possess the unfathomable hubris to do just that. That makes me so damn mad! Her career and her wants are so much more important than what the majority of Democaratic citizens want?? Getthafukouttahere!

I aint watching no stinking results.

L

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Amen!

ingridspeak said...

Hey Chris. Excellent Post! Hillary is predicted to win her (Ohio) I am sure if she does those damn Halliburton voting boxes we use have something to do with it. Hillary has been here (Youngstown) three times to Barack's one and Barack still has a whole campus campaigning for him.

Hillary won't drop out. She better on some political favors to make her the nominee. Lot's of folks owe Bill favors and you can bet your bottom dollar he is tallying them up right now. I hope Obama pulls out a major upset...The 11 o'clock news will tell.

By the by I haven't forgot about you. I finished both books and am formulating my questions as I type. I enjoyed Andrea Bivens Sho nuff!

50 foot QE said...

Long Term. Say it again because this is exactly what I like about Obama. And maybe what will be a challenge for Americans to vote for. Sacrifice. Huh? What is that? Keep talking. Long term and we can't lose.

Exquisitely Black said...

Great post!! Is anyone else as tired as I am of this whole nomination process? Is it me or is this the most over-covered nomination in history? Like you, I won't be watching the results, I'll read about it tomorrow :-)

Natalie said...

I'm going to the House of Blues for free food, drinks, and results. I love this stuff. Plus, who doesn't go for free food and drinks?