Hillary Clinton concedes … finally

Written by Terry Flew on June 8, 2008

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

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Two Jerry Springers

Written by Terry Flew on June 6, 2008

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 –

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It’s Barack Obama

Written by Terry Flew on June 4, 2008

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

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