Exposing Nonsense.

Ellis Weiner has the most convincing explanation I’ve read of why Hillary’s argument (“Barack hasn’t won the big Democratic stronghold states in the primaries, and so can’t win them in the general”) doesn’t make sense.

There has been no lack of responses to this argument of Hillary’s, but Weiner’s logic is the first that persuades me. Likening the Democrats to one team and the Republicans completely another, he writes:

Saying that Obama can’t win Pennsylvania in November because he lost to Hillary is like watching an intra-squad practice game among, say, the San Antonio Spurs, and concluding–after one team “loses”–that the Spurs can’t possibly hope to compete in the playoffs.

As usual with Weiner, the piece is witty along with being well-reasoned. Read it by clicking the link.

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4 Comments on “Exposing Nonsense.”

  1. Rovronr says:

    And another thing!
    A: Hillary says running against her in Pennsylvania is just like running against McCain.
    B: Obama can’t beat McCain because he can’t beat Hilary.
    C: Therefore, Hillary must BE McCain.

    Yep, I finally see the difference between Hillary and Obama:
    Hillary is McCain.
    And Obama isn’t.

    We have entered the Twilight Zone.

  2. tnaron says:

    I love syllogisms.

  3. Rovronr says:

    Do you like syllogisms as much as liver and onions?

  4. tnaron says:

    I love liver and onions like small-town factory workers cling to religion.


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