The Republicans are holding their breath

For the past couple of weeks, Obama has endured onslaught from both John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Clinton's campaign has launched both negative ads and the whining (usually reserved for Republicans) that the press prefers Obama. SNL did a repeat of the same absurd skit on Saturday. In the mean time, what's the Democratic party going to do? Obama's still ahead in the delegate count. Neither candidate is going to get the number of pledged delegates needed for a decisive win. And the Republicans are holding their breath and rubbing their hands together with glee, hoping for a Clinton nomination. Can she out-Republican the Republicans? She can't out-experience McCain. I don't believe she can out-fear him. What's she going to run on in the fall? Is she going to drone on about health care, while McCain stirs up fear or talks about his actual experience?

I'm brought back to Obama's remark that Hillary thinks she has "simply to fight," and she tears apart her own party in the process. She won Ohio and Texas, but to do it she had to stir up fear that the man who still might be the Democratic nominee won't keep the country safe (when are we going to be done with that, when are we going to stop believing people when they say they are single-handedly standing between our children and 9/11?), and draw a line between herself and Obama that, when drawn between herself and McCain, makes her the weaker candidate.

2 comments:

Dr. Momentum said...

In short, how can you run as Republican Lite and expect to win against "Republican Improved" which is how McCain will run?

Specter of Mondale is looming large...

Mike said...

Hillary often seems like the token Republican in this Democratic primary race. Case in point, this analysis by Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. I fear we're going to see more of it if she sacrifices the party's future for her own ambitions.