January 3, 2008

OBAMANIA!:

Barack Obama was just declared the winner on the Democrat side.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2008 9:50 PM
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is there any chance clinton's third place finish will doom her, or is this loss irrelevant, given her machievellian dirty political crooked campaign machine? I hope I do not appear to be anything but objective, though the manner in which I've asked for opinions might question that. Sorry if I've offended Hilary backers, lol.

Posted by: neil at January 3, 2008 10:23 PM

I think there's a three-sided conflict going here.

In one corner, you have Hillary! who's the best at inside baseball. She has the party apparatus and the superdelegates (but I repeat myself) and (at least until last night) a large chunk of the liberal/MSM commentariat.

In the second corner, we find the nutroots Angry Left hyperpartisans, who have the Daily Kos and Soros' millions to call on. In their heart of hearts, they want Kucinich, but they're supporting Edwards because he's the angriest and most hyperpartisan of the big three.

Finally, Obama, whose policy positions are within a few decimal places of the other two, but who's just such a darned nice guy that you can't help but like him. His supporters are rank-and-file Dems who don't want the Clinton machine back in charge, don't want the nutroots Angry Left in power either, and to an extent think it'd be nice to elect a black guy someday.

Is the party controlled by the insiders, the crazies, or the relatively normal voters? We'll soon see.

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 4, 2008 10:11 AM
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