No one is destroying anything. Look at it this way - both our candidates have a few weeks or months to show how they plan to take on John McCain. Superdelegates can make an informed decision based on who is better equipped to beat McCain, which is all that matters at this point. Obama and Clinton have fought one another to a virtual draw on the issues - now let's see which one can beat McCain.
No Zonk, every Democrat does not tack to the center in the Democratic primaries. Just the opposite - the primaries are usually the only time the voice of the left is heard. Obama has not followed that model, and has tacked to the center before the general election. Are you telling me he is going to go back to the left in the fall, and as president? I'll believe it when I see it.
Really, the patronizing tone of this is so irritating. I know this will comes as a shock, but it doesn't matter what his blogging supporters do or say. You are not convincing people to "come to Obama". If anyone can do that, he can. If Obama runs a good campaign once he gets the nomination, and proves he deserves to be president, he will get the most votes. That really is all there is to it.
I appreciate the lack of baiting and gloating. We all deserve that much respect. I understand that Clinton may as well stay in 2 more weeks until Ohio so as not to disappoint people there who want to vote for her, but I hope that 527 group does not do these negative attacks on Obama.
I really do acknowledge that the campaign is over for all practical purposes. If it had been even close in WI I would not have said that. I was still gung-ho yesterday. But 17% in that state is telling. I don't think it hurts anyone for her to run an honorable campaign in the next two weeks and then bow out gracefully, and I hope that is what she does.
There will be many books writtnen about this campaign, and I won't do any post-mortems and 'what-ifs' at this point. She plain got beat by a better candidate and organization. We'll never know if he will make a better president.
Not all of them - me, for one. There are plenty of liberals in the defense industry who want a Dem candidate that at least tries to learn about the military and defense industry issues. In 2004 we had Kerry, this year Clinton is that candidate.
Why is this a surprise? Florida has a strong defense industry and retired and active military population, as well as many immigrants who favor McCain's immigration stance. They more than make up for the hard core right that he lost with that stance in other parts of the country.
Hillary has a chance to make up some of the national defense ground, but Obama? No way.