Cross-posted at Jonestown:
There appears to be this edgy sense of tiptoeing around on the part of Obama’s “rainbow people” and the inwardly frantic disciples of the Clinton Dynasty. Each camp is desperate for unflattering sound bites about the other, but not the kind so devastating that voters will remember them in November. While both sides continue to fire shots, but it’s getting to where they’re only aiming to wound. not kill.
The Billary fan club seems increasingly stiff and confused these days, as does Billary him/herself. One minute they’re offering to make Barack Obama their VP; the next they’re accusing him of Ken Starr-esque chicanery. This ever-fluctuating tone in their public rhetoric about Obama is puzzlingly incoherent, yet understandable. Should their opponent prevail, the Clintons surely will back him in the general election, as will their followers–loyal adherents to the “The Soccer Mom Doctrine” determined never to contradict their shiny blue “Proud To Be A Democrat” pins.
It’s unlikely that Obama supporters share that sort of party loyalty. Many of them are registered Independents, and had been apolitical until Obama’s charisma wowed them out of civic hybernation. That type of voter may be more likely to vote Republican—or not at all—in the event that their Obama gets eliminated.
As I stated months ago in “Swing Voters are Meatheads”: Hillary won’t win a general election. Now, the only she’ll even pick up the Democratic nomination is by exploiting a dirty political loophole that stinks of Bush v. Gore, 2000.
Who would want that kind of victory? (Hint: roughly 1.5 candidates, give or take, come to mind.)