Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination.
This strategy was confirmed to me by a high-ranking Clinton official on Monday. And I am not talking about superdelegates, those 795 party big shots who are not pledged to anybody. I am talking about getting pledged delegates to switch sides.
This is politics from the old guard. This is what I'm tired of. This is why we need new blood in office. These sorts of stories combined with the stories of her campaign harping on Obama's plagiarism (something that it seems even she does) make me think she's become desperate and instead of being the underdog with a bit of grace and attempt to come back based on the merits of her platform, she's decided to revert to the typical D.C. tactic and sling the mud. Bah. I will feel very ashamed if I have to vote for her in the national election, because the only reason I would vote for her at this point is to vote against McCain and that's not the kind of vote I want to cast. I'm tired of voting against something. I want to be able to vote for something.
I wasn't that nervous about today, but after reading pretty obsessively yesterday, and talking to T about today's primaries in Washington and Wisconsin and what it could mean if Obama loses, I'm kind of freaking out a little. I don't think I can pay attention. I think I'll just act like it's not happening and then watch the news tomorrow morning and hope that my world doesn't come crashing down.
Oh. And holy shit! I know everyone knows this already, but Fidel Castro resigned! He's been in office since 1959. Maybe this means we'll all get to smoke Cubans legally now.