Thursday, April 3, 2008

Budgetgate-2

Budgetgate-2
Hillary Clinton trails Barrack Obama by less than two percentage points in total votes (when Michigan and Florida are counted the vote totals are almost a tie).

Even the though the popular vote is very close, Hillary Clinton trails Barrack Obama by 7% in total delegates. Yet the media doesn't report this as a delegate distortion, instead they make it seem like it is Hillary that is trying to take advantage of a losing situation and win by getting the super delegate vote.

The caucus states and their delegates were selected using 88% LESS votes per each delegate that was selected as compared to the states that held actual primaries. The Obama camp puffed up their caucus wins in an effort to manipulate the media into getting Hillary to drop out or make it look like Hillary was destroying the democratic party by staying in. The Obama camp has also used the caucus states votes to convince superdelegates that that they have an unquestionable mandate and that the super delegates should fall in line.

Caucus states don't allow voters all day to vote, nor do caucus states allow for voting to be done in the privacy of a voting booth. The media has focused way too much attention trying to prematurely end the democratic voting process and have overemphasized the importance of minimal vote totals in caucus states to try and end a very close race.

Is it possible that the news stations want Hillary to quit because the extended race is causing the news stations to go way over budget covering two different races that were supposed to have already combined into one? Budget Gate, as I call it, may exist, but should we expect the media to turn themselves in?

KCBS in Los Angeles has already announced a payroll cut and a cut in news jobs. Is it possible that the cable news stations and their on air talent and the writers that seem to be hostile towards Hillary want her out and the sooner the better, or perhaps they risk losing some of their own jobs?

2 comments:

jammerblogs said...

I saw your post on huffington refuting that stupid piece about hillary myths.

great blog you have going! I'm just getting mine up and running, catching up all the things I've written on message boards about this election.

I'm on wordpress... but shoot... yours looks better.

Hang in there for Hillary. We can still win this thing.

here's a link to my blog... got a few days before I'm current.

http://jammerbirdi.wordpress.com/

Alessandro Machi said...

I was considering Word Press as well. My blog is all done from a google template that has been designed by someone google anointed to do templates and whose name escapes me (sorry about that unnamed person).

I'll check yours out once it's up.