How, at this point, can anyone rationalize the arrogance and duplicity of the Clinton campaign? Obama is not qualified for the presidency, they say, but he's qualified to be a heartbeat away. Her presumption is breathtaking, considering she trails in delegates, the popular vote and states won.
But Hillary has prevailed in the big states, never mind that nominations go to the candidate with the most delegates. It's like (SPORTS ANALOGY ALERT) a baseball team losing a game 5-4 but arguing they should've won because they hit more home runs.
How do you sell that? Or this load of crap from Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson:
Clinton would not pick a running mate who has not met the “national security threshold” — as Clinton’s military advisers and Wolfson put it on the call — but that it is possible Obama could meet that threshold by this summer's Democratic convention.
What could possibly happen in the next three months that would allow Obama to meet Hillborg's threshold? Caving to her ambition, perhaps?
Today he ridiculed the idea, saying "I don't want anybody here thinking that somehow, 'Well, you know, maybe I can get both.' Don't think that way. You have to make a choice in this election."
Obama should be even more definitive. Running on a ticket with Hillary counters his theme of change and would reveal him as just another party hack. I'd lose considerable respect for him, and I doubt I'd be alone.
Besides, she's just using him. In her attempt to secure the nomination without a majority of elected delegates, Hillary is making a pitch to the superdelegates: choose me and I'll make sure Barack plays along. Never mind that her repeated dismissals of Obama reek of Old South paternalism.
Of course, to hear one of her top supporters frame it, Obama's race is his only qualification.
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," said Geraldine Ferraro. "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
Clearly, no one has it easier in America than a black man with a Muslim-sounding name.
How does anyone swallow such bullshit?
“The bigger the lie, the better the chance they think they’ve got," said former senator Bill Bradley. "That’s been their whole approach. She’s going to lose a whole generation of people who got involved in politics believing it could be something different.”