Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hillary leading in North Carolina?

Hillary Clinton: 44%

Barack Obama: 42%

Undecided: 14%

She was up 15 points in this same poll two weeks ago according to HotAir.

Also, according to Rasmussen:

In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, the Wright impact is especially evident. Clinton now has a statistically insignificant two-point edge over Obama, 46% to 44%. However, that represents a ten-point swing since Wright’s press conference. Before Pastor Wright appeared at the National Press Club, Obama led Clinton by eight points…

Now, why would superdelegate Joe Andrew, who was Democratic National Committee chairman from 1999-2001 appointed by Bill Clinton, switch loyalties and come out so strongly today for Obama? Even going so far as saying, "a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue this process, and a vote to continue this process is a vote that assists (Republican) John McCain.”

Here is my theory. With the Wright controversy Hillary may actually win North Carolina, something no one thought possible even a few weeks ago. With every win she makes her case stronger that she should be the nominee. If she then wins in Indiana, she can overcome Obama's lead. If the superdelegates are "encouraged" to come out for Obama now, then maybe that will quell the tide that is Hillary Clinton. They are trying to circumvent the inevitable. At least what I have always seen as inevitable.

Then you have not only "Recreate 68" promising to wreak havoc at the DNC convention, but I heard the clip of Rosanne Barr on Air America urging Democrats to hop on buses (even offering to fund some of it) and "cause trouble" at the convention.

This is like watching a train wreck, but new trains keep coming down the track.

The only solution will be a Hillary/Obama ticket (or the other way around) and Nancy Pelosi said that wasn't possible. Which I still don't understand. But if it isn't possible, and I'm guessing the superdelegates will be screeching for it, then it will be a most wonderful entertaining convention EVER to watch. Better than WWE.