Meanwhile, I, like Martin Wolf, am hunkering down for a very prolonged period of economic nastiness because all of this response is still very much politics as usual. The stakes are way too big right now for this administration whose main talent is just more politics that rewards its minions.
Please identify all the sexist attacks perpetuated by Barack Obama himself in 500 words or less, and why Barack Obama not only carried the female vote, but won young women by a landslide against Hillary Clinton.
I'm guessing the cut n' paste PUMA will have no problem keeping it under five hundred words. I'm also pretty certain she'll mention false smears like Obama giving Hillary the finger, "99 Problems" played at his rally and Favreau groping a cardboard armpit.
You make a good argument. My concern is that whatever gains we'd get out of Hillary's "fighting spirit" would be offset by the Repub base coming out in droves to vote against her (and Bill). I'm leaning toward Biden because I think he can embody that same fighting spirit w/out triggering a rush to the polls from the Dittoheads.
Oh please, in the context of a Democratic primary she did go "too far." The RFK comment, the hard-working white people comment, branding him as an "elitist," the gas tax holiday pandering, etc. She opened up a rightwing-style attack on him long before the primaries were over. She laid the groundwork for the McCain campaign by attacking him from the right. Obama, Axelrod, etc. know exactly what's coming their way and this constant belly-aching by (ex-)Hillary supporters about how badly he's stumbling is hogwash. It's August. VP picks haven't been rolled out, debates haven't taken place, he's still up in all of the electoral maps I've seen, and the situation in Iraq is still volatile and McCain's banking everything on the surge. Give it a rest.