Four days after the speech where she should have conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has finally does so. Let’s hope to see less of Team Clinton – Bill, Lanny Davis, Terry McAuliffe, Paul Begala et al. – on the cable news channels. I think that Hillary has positioned herself to be the ‘Health czar’ in an Obama administration if he wins. There would be long odds on her beig the nomination for Vice-President.
The Economist has a
The severe storms that hit Bloomington yesterday have knocked out half of my cable channels. So I have CNN, FOX, Comedy Channel and MTV (Shot of Love II, anyone?), but not the others.
Having the local FOX means that I can skip writing mid-afternoon for The Jerry Springer Show. Not something you should do regularly – the number of ads telling you to get off the couch and enrol in a course somewhere tell you something about its core demographic –
After a Democratic Party primary season that went through all 50 U.S. states (and Puerto Rico and Guam) and saw about 37 million people vote, Barack Obama is the first ever African-American candidate for U.S. President.
Andrew Sullivan offers this acerbic commentary on Hillary Clinton’s New York speech:
The speech tonight was a remarkable one for a candidate who has lost the nomination, though not remarkable for a Clinton. It was an assertion that she had won the nomination and