Just as W was selected by the Supreme Court, Senator Obama was designated to be the nominee by Super-Delegates. While we must live with it--and each follow our conscience from here--the fact remains that Senator Clinton received the most popular votes.
The surreal quality to this entire process is evident, especially when Obama voters have taken exception to this fact: "But you're counting Michigan and Florida....without them, Barack has the most votes". Well..yes...and if you had wings you could fly.
At some point (like November) media medioctries like Chris Mathews and the CNN Gang will come around and "discover" this. Should Obama loose as badly as many of us expect, these brilliant pundits will be exclaiming to each other on election night this Fall: "Keith, it's just so hard to imagine how the Democratic Party could be so out of touch with the American Voters in 2008!" And so on....just got to love the media.
Sen. Obama needs to have his own team; he's earned that right. Although I'm still firmly in Camp Clinton, and believe that she was treated poorly, this notion of her on the ticket is just a bad idea, period.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath, and think this thing through. There are a lot more minuses than pluses, and once cooler heads prevail, I think that will become evident.
The party elders thought their "drip..drip..drip" of superdelegates throughout the day was so clever. It was backed up by a media coronation and party, by CNN and other mediocrities like Chris Mathews.
AND STILL...South Dakota dealt a double digit loss to Obama. And there's more--Tom Dashle, Tim Johnson, and George McGovern were all in Camp Obama. Not sure that bodes well for Sen. Johnson's reelection chances.
And it sure shows the feeble impact Tom Dashle has on anything...and why he was such a waste as Majority Leader. Total inability to influence people, which is what you need in such a job.
Even though Obam-orons operate under some kind of monolithic thought control, where criticism of the candidate is prohibited, doesn't mean the rest of the party will fall into lockstep. Something you'll find out about Clinton people: we have the ability to think for ourselves, and usually do just that.