June 4th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Where we stand

So, Hillary Clinton refrained from giving a concession speech. Though she darn sure sounded like a team about to lose the Super Bowl. (I would have said the World Series, but the 1986 Mets were a lesson in how baseball is different.)

Barack Obama, having given Clinton her chance, went ahead and gave his victory speech anyway.

What next? I think Terry McAuliffe is writing a paper for Annals of Arithmetic on new foundations for mathematics, which if adopted allow the computation of a Hillary Clinton victory.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Just my own imagination

In my imagination—I don’t really have the evidence—Hillary Clinton refuses to concede because she is afraid of having Bill Clinton mock her as a quitter, for the rest of her life. (Or the rest of his life and then for the rest of her life in her imagination.)