You walk into an ice cream shoppe in the mood for a scoop. You’re a mint chocolate chip fan but peering down into the cooler, all you see is a tub of rocky road. There is a second brown vat next to it, but the lid is on and there’s no label. Hungry and not inclined to pry, you settle on the chocolate marshmallow combo. It’s not exactly what you wanted, but it’ll do the trick.
Senator Clinton claimed in an interview this morning (on the network we do not admit we watched) that Michigan and Florida were real primaries. The people voted. And including these real primaries, she’s got more of the popular vote. It’s just now a matter of figuring out how to allocate delegates.
Clinton’s rocky road. She was the only ice cream in the freezer.* Almost half the voters opted for the mystery vat rather than walk away with a scoop of the only visible flavor on display. The rest took the cone but were quite possibly less than satisfied.
I bet if you’d put mint chip or peanut butter chocolate or even vanilla bean on the menu, rocky road wouldn’t have fared quite as well.
Senator Clinton, when you run against yourself, you don’t get to claim you’ve won. That argument’s as solid as a waffle cone of soft serve in the heat of summer. And having to clean up the slop your spin’s creating is turning out to be just as messy too.
*Slight clarification: Clinton was the only flavor in the freezer in Michigan. Florida voters did have a choice, but since all candidates agreed not to campaign down there, it’s like no one knew there was an ice cream parlor on the block except those tourists who wandered past on their way to somewhere else.
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