Wednesday, May 21, 2008

If I could watch it unfold in another universe:

I'd really like to see what happens if Hillary Clinton got the nomination. There would be a good chance of a break-up of the Democratic party, at least for this year. Would a 'reform' branch of the Democratic party try to run with Obama, or maybe someone else? (Edwards, Dodd)

From a purely political-dynamics perspective, how that would play out would be fascinating.

Right now, several bloggers are fuming over Clinton's vow to take the fight to the convention. It's hard to see how she could keep the party united if she gets the nomination due to, in part, the Michigan votes. Where is the legitimacy in that?


Does she really believe that black voters would just go along and voter for her anyway, after taking away the nomination from a black candidate that beat her in popular votes and delegates? Of course they wouldn't. And how in the world would she win the general election without black votes?

By Blogger dwhite10701, at 5/21/2008 4:12 PM  

She's not worried about the general election. Her campaign is either:

1) Trashing about in her death throes, not caring if it hurts the party

2) Trying actively to hurt the party.


3) So delusional it can't really assess what it is doing.

Take your pick. All of them hurt the party's chances in the general election. For a while I thought that she could run a campaign that, by not attacking Obama directly, wouldn't be disruptive. But she's implicitlyattacking Obama's legitimacy (esp in Fla and Mich) and stirring up resentments against Dems in those states, and she is definitely hurting the party with this Jeremiad.

She either doesn't care about the general election and just wants to steal the nomination, or is trying to sabotage the general.

The superdelegates really need to put an end to this catastrophe.

By Blogger riffle, at 5/21/2008 8:49 PM  

Sure, they need to, but will they?

*shakes the magic 8 ball*

"Signs point to no."

I think there are a lot of superdelegates who want to support Hillary Clinton in a loss. They want to allow Obama to win, but they want to be aligned with Clinton when it happens because they either owe her favors, or they are hoping to have her owe them a favor later.

By Blogger J.Goodwin, at 5/22/2008 4:38 AM  

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