Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hillary Wins WV by 41%

A good win for Hillary. A little state landslide.

Let's let her take a moment to enjoy this one.

They like her. They really, really like her.

So . . . what does it mean? Does it mean anything?

Well, everything means something. So let's have a look. Here's what I see.

  • Hillary got 239,062 votes. That's a lot.
  • Obama got 91,652 votes.
  • McCain got 89,683 votes.

Democrats beat McCain 330,714 to 89,683. The newsies never mention this math. Am I the only one who sees relevance here? Am I wrong, or does this in fact bode well for the Democrats in November?

Hillary must face the fact that she's not going to get the nomination. Unless Obama gets run over by a bus (or worse). Her best play is to stay in the race, but to turn her rhetoric against McCain and stop going negative on Obama. She can still get on the ticket, in the spirit of UNIFICATION, but she has to start the process of making up with Obama, and his supporters, soon. Otherwise her name will be poison to their ears, as it is to many already.

By taking VP, Hillary still becomes a historical figure. And she won't be too old to run for President in 2016. She's proven she can bring in a lot of votes. It could happen. The first step is up to her.