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I guess the whole Blago mess makes the Obama campaign members to take refuge in  kinder, happier times, when they were stealing the primaries by pressuring the opponents, states to remove themselves from the count. Good times, good times!

Adam Nagourney at the NYT reports on David Plouffe’s cynical musings:

But David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama’s campaign, said at a campaign manager’s forum here at Harvard University tonight that things might have been a lot different had the disputed Florida primary actually counted in the Democratic race.

and actually blurts a shocking half truth:

“In fact, we might not have been the nominee,” Mr. Plouffe said at a forum sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government.

Actually, David, considering super delegates don’t count in the primary process, we didn’t have a nominee. we had a ‘clinching”

But of course all this is a way of saying it was Hillary’s fault Florida did’t count

Mr. Plouffe said that he was surprised – and relieved – when the Clinton campaign bowed to pressure from early primary states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, and agreed not to campaign in Florida after the state defied the Democratic National Committee and scheduled its primary before Feb. 3. That spared the Obama campaign the burden of running in a state where all sides agreed Mrs. Clinton was very strong

For some strange reason, the truth is them served in parenthesis

(The vote was held, and Mrs. Clinton won, but the Democratic National Committee said that delegates won there would not count in determining the outcome of the race.)

The only thing “better” was W’s remark in 2000:

“I won against peace and prosperity”


If that “ha!ha! we stole it fair and square” moment wasn’t good enough for you, here’s a Gwen-impartial- Iffil lovely moment for the ending

Taking a look at her four guests, Ms. Ifill said, “Here we are in a year when we elected our first African-American president,” she said, “and I get to share the stage with four white guys.”

ha!Ha! How exquisite!