HIGHLAND PARK, ILL.--Who are the people doing the loudest talking about the supposed "inevitablity" that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will be the Democratic presidential nominee? That's chief rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who is stalled in national and the more important early state polls his wife Michelle.
On Thursday morning, following an appearence Wednesday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Obama sent out a fund-raising appeal titled "Inevitable." It used the line Obama has been using about Clinton. "I'll tell you what I told him: (Leno) Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare "Mission Accomplished" a little too soon."
Invoking Clinton's name rings the cash register for Obama. A small dollar e-mail appeal invoking Clinton collected $1,254,785 in two days for Obama.
I'm leaving the Tonight Show studio and I wanted to share something.
Jay Leno just asked if it bothers me that some of the Washington pundits are declaring Hillary Clinton the winner of this election before a single vote has been cast.
I'll tell you what I told him: Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare "Mission Accomplished" a little too soon.
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