I'll repeat what I said when bobswern posted his diary on this same topic - as Democrats, we've all been on the same bus this whole time, just in different seats.
The good news is, there's a lot of room here on the Obama side of the aisle. Happy to have you fighting alongside us.
(And I'm especially pleased, I must say, that you've acknowledged that it was a "narrow defeat," because that's exactly what it was. In any other year, against any other opponent, under any other circumstances, I'd now be alongside you on the Clinton aisle, working like hell to get her in the White House and make sure there's never a President McCain. It was indeed one helluva fight, and I hope that in the final analysis, we'll all be better off for it.)
You know, I hate to dignify a "diary" like this with actual content, but what the hey -
Let's say Clinton decided to run as an independent. Best case, she might be able to get on the ballot in 25-30 states, since there are many that won't allow the loser of a primary to run as an independent in the general.
There's no way she gets to 270 electoral votes in that scenario. There's probably no way Obama gets to 270 electoral votes in that scenario. BUT...if Clinton could win a few states - let's say WV, KY and AR, where she ran strongest in the general, then McCain might not get to 270 electoral votes either.
And what happens next, in that case? It goes to the House to decide.
SG, you've been very good about talking down posters who've been feeding the trolls.
I think all of us know who you're writing about, and we know who we're dealing with. This doesn't add anything we don't already know, and I, for one, would hate to see you get banned from here because of something like this.