Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Yesterday I was super busy work wise and so didn't have time to update. Today I'm not that busy, but I am super pissed off so probably not going to write much. I will direct you to this editorial by David Brooks, who's a conservative idiot at the New York Times. That sad thing is that he's not wrong.
For three more months (maybe more!) the campaign will proceed along in its Verdun-like pattern. There will be a steady rifle fire of character assassination from the underlings, interrupted by the occasional firestorm of artillery when the contest touches upon race, gender or patriotism. The policy debates between the two have been long exhausted, so the only way to get the public really engaged is by poking some raw national wound.

For the sake of that 5 percent, this will be the sourest spring. About a fifth of Clinton and Obama supporters now say they wouldn’t vote for the other candidate in the general election. Meanwhile, on the other side, voters get an unobstructed view of the Republican nominee. John McCain’s approval ratings have soared 11 points. He is now viewed positively by 67 percent of Americans. A month ago, McCain was losing to Obama among independents by double digits in a general election matchup. Now McCain has a lead among this group.

For three more months, Clinton is likely to hurt Obama even more against McCain, without hurting him against herself. And all this is happening so she can preserve that 5 percent chance.
Hard to argue with that. But it's primary season, so Ms. Clinton obviously has the right to fight this as long as she wants to.

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