Depends On The Meaning Of The Word ‘Pledge’

The New Hampshire Union-Leader has a new term for Granite State voters who gave Hillary Clinton her surprise victory over Barack Obama: suckers. In a scalding editorial, the state’s most significant newspaper rips Hillary for breaking a pledge she signed in New Hampshire not to campaign in states that broke the scheduling rules or to seek to have their delegates seated. They bluntly call her a liar:

COURTING VOTERS in Iowa and New Hampshire, last August Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to “campaign or participate” in the Michigan or Florida Democratic primaries. She participated in both primaries and is campaigning in Florida. Which proves, again, that Hillary Clinton is a liar.
Clinton kept her name on the Michigan ballot when others removed theirs, she campaigned this past weekend in Florida, and she is pushing to seat Michigan and Florida delegates at the Democratic National Convention. The party stripped those states of delegates as punishment for moving up their primary dates. …
New Hampshire voters, you were played for suckers.

Only if they believed what the Clintons told them. Let’s face it — by this time, anyone who believes a Clinton pledge gets the disappointment they deserve. Even during the New Hampshire primary, it had already been well known that Hillary had somehow failed to remove her name from the Michigan ballot, even though her main competitors managed to get it done. Did anyone in New Hampshire really believe that was an accident?
Puh-leeze. As soon as Obama became a threat, Hillary went into full attack mode, consequences be damned. Most conservatives could have easily predicted the “disenfranchisement” argument Hillary would use to break the pledge at the time she signed it.
The Union-Leader has diagnosed the problem with Hillary accurately enough. The editorial also describes her supporters in New Hampshire correctly.

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  1. McCain/Clinton win Florida, look for brokered GOP convention

    Impressions quickly because I’m busy doing paying work:
    1)Sad that Rudy conked out – and I should have listened to my gut and held off on the donation.
    2)McCain has McMentum but I ain’t excited. Can’t say Mitt excites me either, so I…

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