WASHINGTON — Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois are already rewriting the script of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, driving potential Democratic rivals to the sidelines.
Trading on their star power, capacity to raise tens of millions of dollars with relative ease, and ability to dominate news media attention, the two senators are casting a huge shadow over all others who may run.
What once shaped up as a sizable field of Democratic candidates is now shrinking. Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, announced on Dec. 16 that he would not seek the Democratic nomination, a surprising decision that came just days after he had witnessed firsthand Obama’s drawing power in New Hampshire.
from the Boston Globe
It seems increasingly clear that the media-driven mania for one Barack Obama is an artfully concocted but completely artificial frenzy whipped up by the imaginative and indefatigable media magicians behind the Clinton Cabal.
Whether an explicit pact was signed in blood, or there is an unspoken dance of wink-wink, non-nod going on, it is clear to this observer that Mr. Barack Hussain Omama hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of capturing the Democratic nomination for President, or even cracking double digits in electoral support. Why, even in Massachusetts, where they just elected a smoother, gelded version of the Senator as governor, Hugo Chavez could probably;y beat Omama in the open court.
What is he doing in the race, then? Quite simply, he is a stalking horse, a lightning rod, a candidate manqu