Thursday, February 14, 2008

What is Mark Penn talking about?

Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn says Obama hasn't won any significant states outside of Illinois.

“Could we possibly have a nominee who hasn't won any of the significant states -- outside of Illinois?” Chief Strategist Mark Penn said. “That raises some serious questions about Sen. Obama.”
I don't even know what this means.

I guess Mr. Penn didn't notice that Louisiana, where I live and vote, was one of the states that helped Obama surpass Hillary in the delegate count. That was pretty significant.

Or, by significant, does he mean we don't have as many general election electoral votes as, say, California or Illinois? Well, granted. But does he really think that if Obama gets the nomination, that California will vote against him because Hillary won it in the primary? What kind of logic is that?

If this was Penn's attempt at advancing an argument in favor of Hillary getting the nomination, he's going to need to take another shot at it because I literally have no idea what he's talking about.

On the other hand, if he's trying to project an image of seething, sweaty desperation, then I say, "well done!"