March 18, 2008

The Clintons Succeed

It took longer than the Clintons likely expected, and took a little help from the "vast right-wing conspiracy", but they have succeeded in making the campaign about race.

I still think that it is too late for Hillary to win the nomination, but this certainly will not help Obama in the general election. Perhaps Hillary is eyeing 2012.

Dem2008 Primary Posted by Harrison Bergeron at March 18, 2008 1:20 PM

I think Senator Obama will be able to talk himself out of this. Certainly enough for Democratic supporters. Then, quite likely, in the General it will be "old news."

I base this less on the speech than on the trepidation that mainstream media have shown on Rev. Wright. They have to report it, but they won't go for the throat. The NYTimes did not report the "God Damn America" line until Bill Kristol used it in his column.

FOXNews has covered it, as have blogs, but I think Obama has a get out of jail free card on this unless the Leno-Letterman-SNL axis chooses to pounce.

Posted by: jk at March 18, 2008 2:23 PM | What do you think? [1]