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No, it was not the Republicans or the 527s that leveled these charges against the Democratic candidates. Retired general Merrill (Tony) McPeak of the Obama camp accused Bill Clinton of using the remarks “I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country and people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.” to imply that of the three candidates Barack Obama was the least patriotic. I wouldn't go that far, but knowing Bill Clinton, it was a subliminal message.  The Judas remark was made by the Ragin' Cajun James Carville; directed at Bill Richardson for supporting Barack Obama. I'm sure, because of the closeness of Bill Richardson to the Clintons ,it felt like a betrayal, but Judas, and the 30 pieces of silver was a little too much, even for James Carville.


Hillary Clinton's camp is using a new ploy to try to get the attention of the super delegates. Since Obama will win most states (with only 9 to go), her camp is calling the states she won, the Electoral College states putting her ahead 219-209.  That's a big reach. Now, if Hillary wins Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Indiana, I have no doubt that the delegates would take that  into consideration as having momentum and that the Jeremiah Wright incident did some lasting damage.  On the other hand, if Obama wins North Carolina, Indiana and Oregon, Hillary will have to concede.  Hillary will probably win Pennsylvania by double digits, because its demographics are similar to Ohio.


The economy is in the tank right now, and John McCain is relatively silent on the issue,giving the Democrats, the stage to make a lasting impression instead of this constant bickering back and forth. The Iraq war had its 4000th casualty, it is time to remind the American people, that the Democrats are seeking a sensible resolution,  instead of staying the course.


I'm in uncharted waters, watching two candidates I admire, going after each other,and leaving their opponent escape  the watchful eye of the media ,and enabling him to just collect contributions and enjoy the countryside.