Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hillary Hangs (on with) 10

A 10% margin is just what uncommitted Democrats, or committed ones for that matter, did not want. Not quite enough to change the likely Obama nomination, not small enough to finish off Clinton, no end to the primary season.

Obama supporters see the result as a plus for McCain. Bob Cesca at the Huffington Post :

I don't mind so much that it was a disappointing night for Senator Obama in terms of the popular vote spread, but I'm not thrilled with the fact that every day this race continues means a better November for Senator McCain.
Best post of the last day or so is tigtog's Pennsylvania Primary: what are the good reasons and what are the bad reasons to vote for either Dem candidate? She argues that:
I would vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama for two particular reasons which tip the scales for me:

1. The GOP smear machine: Clinton has spent the last 15 years being smeared by it, she has stood strong against the dirt, and there is no new dirt that Rove’s apprentices can throw at her. Kerry folded when he was Swiftboated, Clinton has shown that she never will. Obama is untested by comparison.

2. Reproductive Choice: Clinton is rock-solid. Read that linked transcript - Obama wants to find “common ground” with anti-abortion zealots.
It's the complete opposite of Michael Moore's negative and cynical endorsement of Barack Obama. Moore would vote for any Democrat including the donkey:
I'll tell you why. Because I can't stand one more friggin' minute of this administration and the permanent, irreversible damage it has done to our people and to this world.
He is frankly more interested in promoting a new political force:
Any endorsement of a Democrat must be done with this acknowledgement and a hope that one day we will have a party that'll represent the people first, and laws that allow that party an equal voice.
So it seems that all this politicking is good for democracy, if not necessarily for the Democrats.

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