Friday, August 15, 2008

The Wimp Factor

If Obama cannot even stand up to Senator Clinton and will allow her to force a full roll call of votes at the Democratic Convention, then what chance does he have against an adversary who hasn't already lost to him?

Mike Goodwin of the NY Daily News shares some wisdom (emphases added):

. . . the list of what Hillary wants and what Hillary gets [at the Convention] is unprecedented for somebody who lost the nomination. She gets a prime-time address where she will be introduced by daughter Chelsea. She gets her own team to produce a hagiographic video of her.

Hubby Bubba gets a prime-time speech on Wednesday night. And Hillary gets a platform plank that uses "glass ceiling" language right out of her speech to suggest she would be the nominee if not for sexism.

A few more big-ticket items and she'll be the co-nominee. Maybe that's the point.

It reminds me of a Cold War joke about how the Russians view a compromise. They come to the table and announce the rules: What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable.

How would President Obama respond?

I think we just found out.


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