Primaries and caucuses are being held today in Texas and Ohio. Most pundits believe if Hillary Clinton does not win big tonight in these two key states that her chances of becoming the democratic nominee for President, in 2008, will be over. With that in mind, Senator Clinton has been traveling back and forth between Ohio and Texas on almost a daily basis. It may be correct that Hillary Clinton will be finished if she does not do well in tonight's primaries, but I admire the fact that she is not giving up without a fight as she flies back and forth between these two key states.
Yesterday, reporters following presidential candidate Barack Obama went after some of the negative aspects of his life for the first time in a long time. According to the New York Times, Obama looked shocked as the media started asking him tough questions. Well, I've got news for Barack Obama - if he thinks the national media was hard on him yesterday then he had better get ready for much more negative attention when Republicans start attacking him later this year. It is true that the US news media has been nicer to Barack Obama than Hillary Clinton during this campaign.
I have no reason to doubt that the national new media will start throwing softballs in the direction of Barack Obama, again soon, and focus all of their negative attention on the GOP nominee Senator John McCain. I have read many negative stories about Barack Obama over the past few months, but rather than totally blaming the media for not going after Obama more, it is correct that very few things thrown in Obama's direction actually stick to the candidate. Most Americans like Barack Obama and negative questions tossed in his direction are viewed as just dirty tricks by Obama supporters instead of legitimate questions.
Today may be do or die day for Hillary Clinton in her bid to earn the democratic nomination. However, either in or out of this campaign she will be a big person in the democratic party for a long time after her strong showing in this years democratic campaign. Unfortunately, for Senator Clinton - she based her campaign around experience at the same time the American people were looking for change. There is no way she could have know before the first primaries that the American people were hungry for chance and once she figured it out it was too late to recover because a real change candidate, Barack Obama, was already running at full steam.
Read more about Hillary Clinton:
Who Will Convince Hillary Clinton To Quit Race?
Is Hillary Finished As Obama Continues To Win?
Hillary Cries Again, After Emotional Introduction
Hillary Clinton Campaign Officials Go After Obama's Race
Hillary Clinton Campaigns For Nevada Mexican American Votes
March 04, 2008 Archives