They say, it’s not over until someone or the other sings. On Sunday, April 24 the political pundits and media staged an all out concert, all but declaring Hillary Clinton the nominee for the Democratic Party. With 80 percent of the delegates, and projected by the polls to win with the majority of delegates’ votes on Tuesday, Secretary Clinton appears to be in great shape and well on her way to securing her party’s nomination.
Five states are up for grabs on Tuesday, April 26. Sunday morning media talk shows have predicted “a Clinton/Trump victory at those five key contests.” Hillary is “expected to win most of the 464 Democratic delegates in play on Tuesday … and locking up the nomination on that side,” said Good Morning America, early Sunday morning.
Donald Trump, projected to be the winner in Tuesday’s contests on the Republican side of the race, has taken to attacking the Democratic frontrunner with accusations of being “dishonest,” which, according to a New York Times op-ed is “fundamentally unfair.” According to many not on Trump’s side of the aisle, that accusation is not even true. They agree with the New York Times journalist, declaring such accusations as being “false” or “mistaken narratives.” With polls putting Hillary at above 90 percent of the way to getting the delegates that she will need to get the Democratic nomination after Tuesday’s East Coast primaries, Trump is hard-pressed to find any narrative in an attempt to lessen her chances of defeating him. Hillary is taking Trump’s banter all in stride, brushing it off as she moves on toward nomination, stopping in many churches throughout Philadelphia on Sunday morning.
The latest blow to the Republicans was billionaire industrialist, Charles Koch’s interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on This Week, April 24. Koch admitted to Karl that Secretary Clinton just might be better as president than any of her GOP rivals. He also said that in some ways Bill Clinton was a better president than George W. Bush, citing that “the growth of government; the increase in spending, it was two and a half times under Bush than it was under Clinton.” Karl asked the conservative billionaire “You couldn’t see yourself supporting Hillary Clinton, could you?” Koch’s reply was, “Well, we would have to believe that her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way,” not ruling out the possibility that he could.
For the record, though it is not the expressed sentiments of byteclay.com, this column endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee to become the 45th president of the United States of America.