I find it interesting to note that when I check one of the alternative news sources I read today, there are not one, but two different articles
raising the possibility of a "Clinton Coup"
First this article; www.informationclearinghouse.info...
After Barockstar’s near fatal empty suit performance at Saddleback Saturday, the Obama spin machine is in damage control overdrive. I wonder if
they‘ve had time to realize that they have been triangulated by the Clinton war room and set up to take a fall at the DNC convention?
And secondly; www.informationclearinghouse.info...
The day after the release of the poll findings indicating that McCain was five points ahead, I received telephone calls from an extremely well
informed American friend telling me that Hillary was in the process of putting the finishing touches to her strategy to take Obama out at the
convention. The friend named the four key people who were preparing the ground for the putsch, including the lady who is acting as Hillary’s
eminence grise. (The latter is a very powerful lady with loads of money). If my friend’s information is correct, the following is the scenario that
will be played out next Tuesday evening, prime time. When she is nominated, Hillary will not realease her delegates to Obama and will say words to the
effect that circumstances have changed, and it’s now clear that only she can guarantee to win the White House for the party. Whether or not she
herself would go as far as challenging Obama to release his delegates to her is not something my friend was prepared to speculate about. He said he
thought that aspect of the matter had not yet been determined. He also said it was more than reasonable to assume that enough delegates would be
prepared to dump Barak and give Hilary victory on the convention floor if they were persuaded that he was, or was most likely to be, a loser.
I'm curious as to whether this scenario is plausible to anyone else, and what the ramifications of that might be for both the democrats and the
country. Personally, if by hook or by crook, Hillary grabs the nomination, I can see it being completely disastrous for both. At this point, the only
healthy thing in terms of the party and the country, for Hillary to do, is support Obama 100%, and hope that if he screws up, she stands a better
chance in 2012. If Hillary leaves the convention as the Democratic candidate, it will be incredibly divisive for the democrats, there's no possible
way it could not be - there would be staunch Obamists and Hillarists brawling in the aisles, no end to the mudslinging and backstabbing. Devastating
for the party. And meanwhile, as far as the country is concerned, the election would be over. McCain could sit back as the wise old man, shaking his
head ruefully at the antics of these young egocentric politicians, whose only concern is for their own advancement, not the country's. Indeed, I can
see that in the event of this happening, McCain's rumored choice of running partner in Mitt Romney would end up being the best possible choice for
him to make, to illustrate that he has no issue embracing his rivals, where Clinton/Obama can do nothing but vilify the other.
I hope that this does not happen. I'm not an Obama supporter, I'm not a McCain supporter, they're both, to me, bad choices. But nor am I a fan of
Hillary, and I think that this ultimately selfish act would lead to the end of the Democratic party, and quite possibly the entire political process
as it currently stands. The only winners, in this whole scenario, would be John McCain, and the media. Considering that CNN devoted hours yesterday to
the phrase "We're waiting to find out who Obama's VP choice is, staking out every candidate to see who moves, and let you be the first to know his
choice, and oh yeah, text messages", an event like this would be a godsend to them. (I was driving listening to CNN on XM radio yesterday for 3 hours
straight, and literally that sums up the entire program)
So what do you think?
[edit on 23-8-2008 by Inannamute]