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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 9, 2008 / 4 Iyar 5768

Hillary's Death Star strategy

By Roger Simon


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Rats don't swim toward sinking ships, and pols don't back no losers, and this is why Hillary Clinton is in such trouble.

In a relatively short amount of time, Clinton has gone from being the inevitable winner to being the underdog to being a dead woman walking.

She needs superdelegates to win the nomination, but what is her argument to superdelegates?

Can she promise them she will win a majority of the pledged delegates that voters have chosen in primaries and caucuses? No.

Can she promise them she can take the lead in the popular vote? No.

Can she promise them she can win a majority of the primary and caucus states? No.

But can she get the superdelegates to overturn the will of the voters, slap African-Americans and young voters in the face and shatter the party? Well, yeah, she can try for that Death Star option.

Why would superdelegates want to go along with her? Because she would be a much stronger candidate than Barack Obama in November?

The results so far don't suggest that. Look at what Obama accomplished Tuesday night with his overwhelming win in the 10th-largest state in the nation, North Carolina, and his narrow loss in Indiana:

Obama spent weeks with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright hanging around his neck, and Obama still did well.

True, he bobbled it at first — Obama threw Wright under the bus only after Wright drove the bus over him — but he managed to get it down to a break-even issue.

Further, Obama opposed lifting a tax on gasoline, and he still won North Carolina. Clinton sold tax relief, Obama sold candor, and Obama won. He said a summer vacation from the gasoline tax was just another Washington-style, promise-them-anything gimmick. And voters bought it.

That is important because tax relief will be one of John McCain's major issues. If Obama can take that away from him, it strengthens Obama as a candidate in the fall.

Obama is also looking like a guy who, even this late in the primary campaign, can learn from his mistakes. His victory speech in North Carolina on Tuesday night was one of the best speeches he has given in this campaign.

Obama, fighting charges that he is an elitist, didn't talk about how tough life has been for him and his wife — they are Ivy League-educated millionaires, after all — but about how his parents and his wife's parents struggled so their kids could have more opportunities and a better life. Which is the American Dream, after all, and something everyone can respond to.

Obama hit the small notes — the "flag draped over" the coffin of his grandfather — as well as the big notes: how the Republicans were going to come at him by attempting "to play on our fears and exploit our differences, to turn us against each other for pure political gain."

And, contrary to Clinton's assertion that she has been "fully vetted" and he has not, Obama said: "This is what they will do no matter which one of us is the nominee. The question, then, is not what kind of campaign they'll run; it's what kind of campaign we will run."

"I didn't get into this race thinking that I could avoid this kind of politics," he said, "but I am running for president because this is the time to end it."

Which underscored his major theme: He is the candidate of change. Like things the way they are? Vote for Hillary Clinton. Vote for John McCain. Want to do better? Vote for Barack Obama.

As for Clinton, she went back to the kind of campaigning she loves best and is the most comfortable with: issues, issues and more issues. Speaking Wednesday in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she said: "This election is about solutions, not speeches."

"High-speed rail!" she said. "Mass transit! Water systems!"

Water systems? Step back! Don't get run over by the water-systems voters stampeding her way!

I am not sure even Clinton herself expects to win anymore.

"No matter what happens," she said, "I will work for the Democratic nominee in November."

Which doesn't sound like somebody preparing for victory. That doesn't make her a loser. Just a realist.

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