Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Hillary's "Big Win" in Iowa
"I have made a mistake. It was tails."
Hillary Clinton should be embarrassed (although she never is). Her victory over Bernie Sanders literally came down to several coin flips, all of which she won. (No word on whether Steve Harvey did the tosses.)
In fact, we may still not know the final numbers as of this morning. I mean, this makes Florida in 2000 look like a Bush landslide.
In typical classless Clinton fashion, the Clinton campaign declared victory before all the results were in, with her leading Sanders 49.8% to 49.6% with 94% of the votes tallied. Even NBC's Chuck Todd wondered why they were declaring victory. Then, while Ted Cruz was still giving his victory speech, Hillary rushed the podium to give her speech. Naturally, MSNBC and CNN switched to her. (It must be conceded that Cruz's speech was way too long.) Then Hillary gave what can only be described as an angry tub-thumper of a speech bringing to mind the old phrase about fingernails on the chalkboard. Her speaking style is a combination of Spade Cooley and Benito Mussolini.
"Prepare my car. I must give my victory speech."
And did you see Bill Clinton standing behind Hillary? He looked like a dead man.
Hopefully, Sanders, who is way ahead in the New Hampshire polls, will give her a thumping next week, and we will see how she spins that.