The vocabulary of defeat
John Whitesides (reuters.com)
Barack Obama scored an easy win in
Obama: Easy win, big step toward.
Peter S Canellos (Boston.com)
Barack Obama received a fresh jolt of energy for his beleaguered presidential campaign from the same part of the country that established him as the Democratic winner. His solid victory in the
Obama: fresh jolt of energy, beleaguered, solid victory, close finish, blunt the impact, serious misstep of his campaign, size of Obama’s margin, ability to put behind him, controversy over Wright.
Here’s the vocabulary from Jeremiah Wright as reported by Tracy Barnett (nzherald.co.nz)
How can Barack Obama’s pastor of 20 years, the fiery Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a man of golden tongue and lofty ideals, shove his own candidate to the back of the bus? This isn’t a stupid mind; this is a man who has the audacity to kill hope. … ‘God Damn
Wright’s vocabulary: 3 words, and repeated. That is the vocabulary of the man who was pastor to Barack Obama for 20 years, until Obama denounced him when he became a hot potato.
Barack Obama swept to a convincing victory in the
My vocabulary word is: Ignorance. Ignorantly, the large black populations chose the candidate who was ignorant about what the Reverend Wright believed to be the truth about the
In fact, ‘Mr Obama chose to associate himself with the Rev Jeremiah Wright and he stayed with him for 20 years’ (Barnett, cited). Obama was ignorant of the man who was his spiritual adviser, the man who married him, who baptized his children, the man who originated the phrase that went into the title of Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope.
Don Frederick (latimesblog.latimes.com)
‘Call it,’ the crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in a ballroom in downtown Indianapolis had been chanting Tuesday night, when she staked out a big early lead over Barack Obama in the
Vocabulary: big early lead, too close to call, increasingly quiet, increasingly tight. My vocabulary word here is: Silence. As in, ‘Silence is golden.’
Barack Obama took a big stride towards the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday with a thumping victory over Hillary Clinton in
Obama: big stride, thumping victory.
John B Judis (tnr.com)
The Democratic primary is over. Hillary Clinton might still run in West Virginia and Kentucky, which she will win handily, but by failing to win Indiana decisively and by losing North Carolina decisively, she lost the argument for her own candidacy. She can’t surpass Barack Obama’s delegate or popular vote count. The question is no longer who will be the Democratic nominee, but whether Obama can defeat Republican John McCain in November. And the answer to that is still unclear.
The vocabulary of defeat for Hillary Clinton is written all over the pages of