Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary Plays The Race Card Again As Irrelevancy Creep In

As the days of the Democratic primary slowly come to a close with five remaining states and Puerto Rico, Senator Clinton is desperately trying to stay in the news. Unfortunately the media and election-generated news is that she is finished. Her aides say it'll be over in a month but she refuses to stop campaigning against our eventual nominee, Barack Obama. Today she pulled out the race card against him, and in no subtle manner either.

From USA Today:

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

Clinton's blunt remarks about race came a day after primaries in Indiana and North Carolina dealt symbolic and mathematical blows to her White House ambitions.

So according to Clinton, those that aren't white and have college degrees aren't hard working. Not only that, she tries to minimize the power of the minority and college-educated vote. She manages to smack several groups in the face simultaneously. The only pattern emerging though is that more and more people realize her campaign is finished. Hopefully she will too before she sticks her foot in her mouth again.

On top of what she inferred about the data she cited from the AP, the facts about these voters just isn't true.