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May 7, 2008 7:33 AM
Posted by David Postman
When I stopped live-blogging last night Hillary Clinton had just won Indiana and declared:
“It's full-speed on to the White House."
But this morning’s headlines tell a far different story.
- Clinton Aides Doubtful About Future
- For Clinton, Options Seem to Dwindle
- Pundits Declare the Race Over
- 'The night the music died' - and the general election began
- Clinton’s Longevity in Jeopardy After Indiana Squeaker
- OBAMA VS MCCAIN
- Reality Has Well-Known Obama Bias
Clinton won Indiana, but she lost the punditocracy. She’s even lost Drudge, who the Clinton campaign has been working hard to massage. He says simply under a photo of Obama and his wife, Michelle, walking hand-in-hand,
But she’ll always have Rush. Given the close finish in Indiana, it is certainly possible that Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos helped Clinton eke out her win.
Operation Chaos Field Reports: Chaos Reigns Across Fruited Plain!
I have also been receiving field reports via e-mail today, both at my website e-mail address and the ElRushbo@eibnet.com address, from people, commandos, operatives reporting that they have followed orders and fulfilled their duty. Nobody's been challenged. In fact, the Indiana voters all say that they have not been challenged, and they were hoping to be. They had themselves steeled and ready for it, many of them have shown up in tie-dyes, flip-flops, holding their heads up, looking down at their noses like they're liberals, effete snobs, showing up in battered pickup trucks and this sort of thing.
Operation chaos is also a great marketing tool for Rush. I'm not sure what those T-shirts will be worth if Clinton drops out.
May 7, 08 - 07:33 AM
Clinton's win last night means little this morning