March 6, 2008


Dems face a long brawl (John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Mar 5, 2008, Politico)

The up-with-people phase of this contest is over. The clear-the-benches phase has begun — a brawl that now is more likely than not to continue until the Democratic nomination in late August.

Obama’s failure to win Ohio and Texas and lock down the nomination — combined with Clinton’s newly defensible decision to press on despite a deficit in delegates — virtually guarantees Democrats a draining contest that will give Republicans a months-long head-start on the general election.

It will heighten racial, ethnic, gender, and class divisions already on stark display, raise awkward questions about the legitimacy of the nominating process, and inflict potentially lasting wounds on the eventual winner.

...he'd still be Emperor of Rome.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2008 9:40 AM
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