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Yeesh...
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ellen Goodman proves that the term "an embarrassment of riches" is a completely relative term and depends entirely on your perspective:
Aren't you beginning to feel just a little sympathy for Republicans? It's less than a month to the first vote. The Democrats are suffering from an embarrassment of riches. The Republicans are suffering an embarrassment.
If Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd constitute 'riches', much less and 'embarrassment' of them we are in worse trouble than I thought. As for the Republicans, well, not much better but to even begin to pretend that the Democratic choices are so far superior to them as to constitute and 'embarrassment of riches' is to stretch hyperbole to the breaking point. If there is a embarrassment of riches here, it's found in Goodman's constant propensity toward engaging in such hyperbole. The rest of here "analysis" builds on her nonsensical premise. You can thank me for saving you the trouble of reading it.
 
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The "embarrassment of riches" line was embarrassingly retarded, but the rest of the article seemed sensible enough, albeit by Goodman’s already low standards.
 
Written By: Xrlq
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I didn’t think the Democrats could fall below their 2004 lineup of Dean, Kerry, Edwards, et. al. But at least it contained Lieberman. This year’s bunch is worse.

We’ve gone from Dean’s bombast to Hillary’s shrillness. It’s no improvement.
Edwards is even more nakedly socialist that he was last time. Obama looks like a college student playing the role of a candidate in a play written by a typical Hollywood liberal. Richardson has turned into a foaming-at-the-mouth peacenik. What a crew!
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Actually, both sides have been as a group largely inept. Of course this reality should reflect more poorly on the Democrats who seemed so strong going into the campaign season.

Clinton is stumbling more than an overweight marathon runner hitting the mile 20 mark.

Edwards is trying desperetly not to become the Dan Quayle of the Democratic party...and largely failing.

Obama has been ok....but wasn’t he supposed to be the second coming?

Biden has done well as a no-hoper.

Dodd. Heh.

Richardson. Turns out he’s not a very good panderer. Would have been better to run as Bill Richardson and not all things to all people.

Kucinich. Seems less like a candidate and more like a show suffering through reruns because of the writers strike.

Given this group I’m leaning towards Oprah.

The Republicans haven’t been much better really.

Hucakbee. He does a nice job on tv, but I’ve had holiday jello desserts with more substance.

Thompson. Comes across like the Ghost of Republicans past.

Romney. I guess he’s not done too badly, but he gets a pass in part because of low Republican expectations.

Guiliani. Supposedly the Republican rock star, but seems more like Michael Bolton than Elvis.

McCain. McCain is McCain. He’s good, but he seems past his poltical shelf life.

Paul. Heh.

Given this group I’m leaning towards hoping there are some good films in the multiplexes next November.

 
Written By: Rich Horton
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Look at the disparity in fundraising then seriously discuss the appeal of both fields to their bases. Sen. Obama and Clinton have both outraised the entire GOP field.
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
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OW apparently is totally devoid of any sense of history (the best-funded candidate doesn’t always win by any means), but embarrassingly unaware of the US Constitution and electoral law, which states quite clearly that people cast votes and not dollars in electing a President. Of course, given the elitist, Stalinist tendencies of his employer(s) I’m hardly surprised that he’d drop in here to display such idiocy.
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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Sen. Obama and Clinton have both outraised the entire GOP field.
So apparently they’re better at pandering to their base than the Republican candidates.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Look at the disparity in fundraising then seriously discuss the appeal of both fields to their bases. Sen. Obama and Clinton have both outraised the entire GOP field.
Hey, somebody has to buy all of those cartons of cigarettes to exchange for indigent votes next year.

yours/
peter.
 
Written By: peter jackson
URL: www.liberalcapitalist.com
Love the sound of you guys whistling past the graveyard.
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
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So, Oliver, does that mean you think the presidential election of 2008 is a foregone conclusion?
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Of course he does, just like 2000 and 2004.
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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Of course he does, just like 2000 and 2004.
And he probably thinks they actually won those.
 
Written By: Don
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Love the sound of you guys whistling past the graveyard.
So, tell us, are the acoustics any good in there?
 
Written By: looker
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Sen. Obama and Clinton have both outraised the entire GOP field.
Mostly, that has to do with not accepting Chinese funds from the likes of Norman Hsu.
 
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