The Penultimate Countdown

April 25, 2008 at 2:29 am Leave a comment

Really, really fascinating article from Slate.com’s Trailhead blog.  The blogger, Chris Wilson, says that following Clinton’s squeaky win in PA and the brutal pummeling the Democrat image has taken during this dogfight, the only viable option left for Barack Obama is to face facts and…drop out.

By doing so, he will:

  1. Rebuild his “Messiah cred” by taking the bullet for the good of the party
  2. Clinton will lose in the general election to McCain, because Obama’s supporters will never support HER
  3. McCain will serve four years as president and, in the opinion of the blogger, ensure that the Republicans will NOT be reelected in 2012 (since McCain would clearly be a disaster, a point I don’t entirely agree with, but I digress)
  4. Clinton will be blamed for not dropping out sooner and take never again seek reelection
  5. Obama, on the other hand, can ride the wave of martyrdom while the powers that be in the Dem camp take a sound lashing from their supporters.  Obama waits it out and re-emerges in four years as his voting base grows into adulthood and starts to take over.

Huh.  I never thought about it that way, but this guy might be right.  I guess I should have seen the Clinton victory in PA coming, but I just believed that Obama’s “bitter small towners” comment didn’t hurt him that much.  Though I’ve proven myself inept at prediction, I’ve heard from more than a few different politico blogs that the GOP would prefer a McCain-Clinton matchup, since they see her as a pushover.

I see her as Sri Lankan venereal disease that’s taken a human form.  Tom-ay-tow, to-mah-tow.

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