Is history on Hillary Clinton’s side?

Hillary Clinton trounced Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary, but it didn’t do much for her chances ofHillary
winning the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Even so, Clinton hasn’t given up. She’s trying her best to convince superdelegates that she’s the one who can beat John McCain in November.

Her campaign argues that she can catch Obama in the popular vote by turning out the vote in the remaining five contests.

Clinton has also continued to tout her electability, saying she’s more fit to go up against Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, in November.

"I’m winning Catholic voters and Hispanic voters and blue-collar
workers and seniors, the kind of people that Sen. McCain will be
fighting for in the general election," Clinton said earlier.

Reiterating a point she has made frequently while campaigning in West
Virginia, Clinton pointed out Tuesday that no Democrat has won the
White House since 1916 without winning West Virginia
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We can add that to our list of historical trivia. Perhaps Clinton should mention a few others:

No Democrat has won the White House since 1916 without being able to pee standing up.

No Democrat has won the White House since 1916 without shaving every day.

No Democrat has won the White House since 1916 without having a spouse who was once pregnant.

I like Hillary Clinton. But to trot out historical trivia during an unprecedented nomination race between a Kenyan-American man and a white woman is really grasping at straws.

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