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Friday, March 07, 2008

Democratic race for President has excitement of championship game

John McCain reached the number of delegates needed for the Republican presidential nomination with his wins Tuesday; Barack Obama struggled in key Democratic primaries due to tough--some say negative, or even nasty-- campaigning by Hillary Clinton, which helped her win the Ohio and Texas contests and make this an edge-of-your-seat Democratic nomination process.

By Scott McLean

It was another one of those late nights when there's so much excitement and tension that sleeping is impossible. On those occasions, I sort of forget how many cups of coffee I've had to drink and try to figure out what's going on with an election, this time important primaries, and just feel some pride in my perseverance, pointless as it might seem to someone not interested in presidential races.

I like the way Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are making it such a close race.

In terms of intensity and suspense, Barack vs. Hillary sort of reminds me of the big game in professional football. I'm sure most of you remember the thrilling fourth quarter. Unpredictable games and competitive presidential races make it hard to guess what will happen next. Some writers appear confident they 'know' who the Democratic nominee will be. Well, they hope they are right.

But on Tuesday, Clinton showed she wasn't going to simply give up, or lose the nomination to Senator Barack Obama without first proving she could get big-time, clutch wins in two key contests.

Clinton was able to stop Obama's momentum, at least temporarily, and stay in the race. Her campaign success this week could attract new supporters. She must also win over superdelegates, but it won't be a topic on this blog. However, I will try to provide more links, as I find them. Thanks for reading my blog. Take care.


At 6:08 AM, Blogger IC said...

Thanks for the pub.

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Sheena said...

Got a little confused wit yer message. The Bee? Uhm, correct me if i'm wrong, you meant, Hillary? :D

Thanks for dropping by. I'll link yer blog as well.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Scott McLean said...

Well no, in the tag on your blog, I meant Jollibee restaurants, where I ate many times and loved the food.

But I can see the confusion, since I wrote about the presidential race here.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Sheena Pimentel said...

Oh.. Hehe, yeah. My bad. Nywei, it seems that you don't have a "chat box" like all the other bloggers i know. :p so I am posting my message on this post. But yeah, spag in Jollibee is yummy. But seriously, that Bee I reviewed was the nastiest. =p


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