Yes, “Omaha is in play.” I believe that they believe that.
But a stop in Omaha RIGHT after the convention?
Something else is up. Yes, I’m sure Team Hillary wants that one, single electoral vote in Nebraska’s second district. Yes it would be great to get ONE VOTE.
But you know what’s more important to her campaign?
Now I still contend that Iowa’s 7 Winner-Take-All votes are also more important — and I won’t be surprised if Monday’s landing in Omaha ends up with a rally in Iowa.
But this whole 1 EV business is more likely a genuflect to Warren (maybe a promise) — or a cash roundup with the other area Dem funders.
And I’ve heard from others who think Trumps negatives are so high in the 2nd that Hillary can win it. I’d counter that while Trump’s negatives may be high, I’m willing to bet he fares much, much better in a head-to-head with Hillary.
But hey, at least it may keep things interesting in Nebraska — exactly what the anti-Winner Take All state Senators wanted. (Right?)
Talkin’ ’bout Last Nite…
After a very slow start, great speech by the President last night. Very ringing endorsement for the candidate, Barack Obama.
Oh, wait. He’s not running?
Well, then, not so much.
This was Obama’s swan-song to the most adoring crowd he could find. Hillary’s entrance at the end was more like your friend’s Mom showing up in the basement to spoil the impromptu party while they were out.
And even though Obama can still give the soaring rhetoric, it still ignores reality.
Trump: “Day after day after day after day of terror attacks.”
Obama: “That Donald Trump! He’s just trying to scare you!”
And like it or not, giddy speech or not, a big chunk of Obama’s legacy is going to be the hyper-increased racial division over the past 8 years — which he was supposed to solve with his Hope & Change.
The Heat is On
So Michelle gave a nice speech.
Bill gave a weird speech.
Biden gave a Biden speech.
Tim Kaine (a KC’s Rockhurst Prep boy, btw) gave a dud.
Obama gave a nice speech.
Pressure’s on for someone who isn’t known for her oratory skills.
(Decent chance she just walks out an yelps, “I’m not Donald Trump!” and then hopes for the best.)
“And then he ORDERED us all to ‘have a good day’!“
And I’m sure the commenters will want to hack it to pieces, so here is my 2¢:
Really? Is that what he did?
Because last I heard, Hillary’s private server is off-line.
So there’s no “hacking” to be done.
And then, what if Russia did hack her deleted emails?
The 30,000 that she deleted (that we know of) were all just about yoga and baking and grandkids. So no harm, no foul, RIGHT?
But the Justice Dept would like those 30K emails that Hillary deleted, so near as I can tell, Russia would be doing the USA a favor.
In the mean time, let’s stop the “ohmygosh listen to what he said!!!” BS. He was being sarcastic. Because you don’t think Russia isn’t already trying to dive into every loosely guarded secret the US has? You don’t think they didn’t try — and likely succeed — to get into Hillary’s bathroom server?
So maybe, JUST MAYBE, the Democrats and the press (whoops, I’m being redundant) should consider what a grossly negligent move it was for Hillary to put confidential info on her homebrew setup.
Because if HILLARY hadn’t done that, there’d be nothing for Russia to hack, would there?
Tweedily deedily dee
Some favorite Tweets from last night…
Kaine: you think I should do my trump impression in the speech?
Biden: yeah man, yeah, that’s great stuff
— Bre Andrews (@wootBre) July 28, 2016
.@BarackObama if being president is so great then why are you quitting
— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) July 28, 2016
— Street Sweeper (@LeavenworthSt) July 28, 2016
And this little nugget from the OWH’s Joe Morton:
— Joseph Morton (@MortonOWH) July 27, 2016
Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying
Ah, the BIG speech is tonight!
The BIG one!
The ONE we’ve all been WAITING for!
I for one can’t wait for Hillary’s dulcet tones to come floating onto my eardrums.
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