(CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton said that Democrats were more likely to lose in November if Hillary Clinton is not the nominee, and suggested some were trying to “push and pressure and bully” superdelegates to make up their minds prematurely.
“I can’t believe it. It is just frantic the way they are trying to push and pressure and bully all these superdelegates to come out,” Clinton said at a South Dakota campaign stop Sunday, in remarks first reported by ABC News.
Clinton also suggested some were trying to “cover up” Sen. Clinton’s chances of winning in key states that Democrats will have to win in the general election.
“‘Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up.'”
Clinton did not expound on who he was accusing.
A cover-up? A COVER-UP????
I’ve said for years that I “love Bill, hate Hill” … but with this latest tirade from the former President, you can pretty much count on the fact that Bill Clinton has dropped several rungs on my ladder of respect.
The Democratic Party, which wants to win the election, is “covering-up” polls that might show that Hillary Clinton stands a better chance of winning the general election in November than Barack Obama.
This is an absolutely ridiculous accusation to make; it ranks up there with some of the more paranoid and delusional comments coming out of Dick Cheney’s and George Bush’s mouths over the past 7 1/2 years.
If Hillary Clinton truly had a better chance to win the election come November, then why doesn’t she have a lead in the number of delegates? Why doesn’t she have a lead in the popular vote? Why doesn’t she have a lead in the number of super delegates? Why doesn’t she have a lead in the number of states won?
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a lead over Barack Obama in any of the categories that matter … although the only category that does really matter is VOTES cast, and pretty much nothing else.
The Clintons are so desperate to get back into the White House, rather than letting a new generation take over, that they will do and say almost anything to make the other side look bad; and unfortunately, they’re only succeeding in making themselves look bad in the process … ultimately, they will chase many independents and Republicans who are fed up with the status quo back across the aisle to the Republican camp, because people can’t handle the sleaze.