Politico’s Ben Smith blogs today about the Obama campaign trying on inevitability for size following its candidate’s recent triumphs and subsequent slight edge in delegate counts.
Smith quotes the conference-calling campaign manager David Plouffe:
“The only way (Clinton) could do it is by winning most of the rest of the contests by 25 to 30 points,” he said. “Even the most creative math really does not get her, ever, back to even in terms of pledged delegates.”
Well, then. Validity of the claim aside, I’m surprised and intrigued by the position. Did a double-take, in fact. It’s bold and takes the offensive, yes, but it also strikes me as just the kind of thing opposing coaches like to post to locker room bulletin boards as a galvanizer before the team takes the field. And inevitability hasn’t exactly been the friend of candidates in either party so far.
A week or so ago, I posted about what I saw as a Clinton positioning overreach. So, fair play. What do you think, Crowd? If you’d been asked for your recommendation on this trial balloon at this stage of the game, would you have said “Launch It” or “Lose It”? I believe I’d have been inclined toward the latter.
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