Sunday, May 04, 2008

Hillary vs Obama

Just a quick commentary on the Democratic primary process. First, just a disclaimer,

I am no expert, this is just an opinion generated from watching news shows and reading the paper. I am probably misinformed, like the way I go through most of my life.

The way this primary process is playing out is crazy. With the last few States getting ready to hold their primaries it look's as if Hillary Clinton will have a very difficult time surpassing Barack Obama's delegate or popular vote totals. This will leave it up to the "Super Delegate's" to deciede the nomination for the Democratic Party. In theory a candidate who ammasses more popular votes and delegates can still be bumped because of the super delegates. Now I doubt it will happen in this case as the uproar would be deafening. Barack Obama has mobilized the young voters of this country and if he is bumped due to Super Delegates they would stage a protest (not voting now and for years) that would hand the election over to the Republican's.

I believe that the Democrats know this and are trying to get Hillary to go away quietly (they have been for some time), but Hillary, thanks in large part to Reverand Wright has cut into Obama's lead and looks like she can make a closer race of it.

This shapes up to be an ugly contest down the stretch. An election which should have been heavily favored by the Democrat's could turn toward the Republican's if the Democratic leadership, along with the eventual loser of the Hillary vs Obama contest does not step forward and make forceful statements of unity.

I am surprised that this type of show down has not occurred before, but I think it should be a wake up call to the Democractic leadership to make changes so that it does not happen again.

Good Luck and Good Forex Trading.



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