February 17, 2008


That sinking feeling: Hillary Rodham Clinton faces two unpleasant alternatives at this critical moment in her campaign. (Dick Polman, 2/17/08, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Now that her dreams of a Democratic coronation have been dashed, Hillary Rodham Clinton is left with only two options: Lose gracefully, or win ugly. [...]

[H]er only option is to defeat Obama in the smoke-free rooms and risk plunging the Democratic Party into civil war.

Even her allies are glum about the prospect of winning at a strife-torn national convention, with thousands of young Obama fans screaming betrayal in the streets, with Obama delegates claiming that they had been disenfranchised in a power play every bit as odious as the Supreme Court's decision to award the 2000 election to George W. Bush.

Democrats don't want to talk about this openly, lest they give the media fresh ammunition for a "Democrats in disarray" story line, but those with long memories feel the fear.

Anybody expect to read similar stories about Senator Obama running an ugly effort if Ms Clinton pulls ahead of him in the coming primaries that favor her?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2008 10:22 AM

Anybody else tired of hearing about the Supreme Court's decision to elect Bush? Will the media ever say anything negative about Obama? Not likely unless he comes out against abortion, anytime, anyhow, anywhere.

Posted by: erp at February 17, 2008 2:46 PM

Even the mainstream media won't be able to avoid reporting on Obama's record and proposals for the next 8+ months.

Posted by: PapayaSF at February 17, 2008 6:00 PM
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