The Chicago Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed reports on rumors circulating among Democrats that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is running out of money:
Scoop du jour? Sneed hears major money problems in the Clinton camp may soon become a coroner knocking on her campaign door.
To wit: Word is the cash feeding into Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers has not only slowed down in a big way, undisclosed campaign debts that have yet to be made public could signal the end and have insiders biting their nails.Translation: “It won’t necessarily be politics which may force her out of the race,” said a top Dem source. “There is no hanky panky going on, but Hillary needs to raise money to stay alive . . . and word is she may not be able to climb out of the money hole.”
The buckshot: “I think it’s safe to say Hillary’s not going to dip into her pocket again,” the source added. “And if her employees start taking pay cuts while chasing the dream . . . it’s usually the beginning of the body becoming totally cold.”
That would be too bad, but yet another sign that Mrs. Clinton might want to consider another path for herself.
Look, I could be dead wrong, and Hillary could somehow wrap up the Democratic nomination for President. Mathematically, it does not appear that either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton will have enough delegates to claim the prize before the convention. However, Senator Obama has the energy right now, and I don’t see that lapsing.
Sen. Bob Casey’s endorsement in Pittsburgh today was an extraordinary coup for Obama. Casey is a moderate, pro-life Democrat with wide appeal to the voters of Pennsylvania. My father called me today from Pittsburgh, and he was beaming. Dad is already a strong Obama supporter, but was especially heartened to hear about Casey’s “thumbs-up” for Barack.
I said earlier that Obama would close the gap. I’m not foolish enough to make predictions. Many in the media made that mistake many times in the past. Forget Dewey Defeats Truman (Thank you Chicago Tribune for that). I remember going to sleep late on election night in 2000 after Peter Jennings told me that Kerry had won Florida.
I disagree with some of my friends on Facebook who say that White America will be scared off by a black face.
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. has the worst conceivable name for a politician in the post 9-11 era.
But I know he can to do it.
Americans are ready for hope again.
And this time, the path to hope does not lie with a Clinton.