Political Truths on March 9, 2008

  1. Hillary Clinton will stop at nothing to get the prize.  She is shameless in saying John McCain is worthy and her fellow Democrat is not.
  2. Barack Obama better start getting some backbone.  To allow Howard Wolfson to characterize Obama’s pushing for disclosure of the Clintons financials as Ken Starr-like and let him get away with it, and at the same time fire his aide Stefanie Powers for calling Hillary a “monster” in a foreign newspaper interview, is inexcusable.
  3. John McCain has a temper and a mean streak that is more than a little scary for someone running for President.
  4. When you stop and do the math of the remaining primaries, and assume that Michigan and Florida will have do-overs, Obama gets within a couple dozen delegates to get him over the top.  There will be enough uncommitted superdelegates to make sure that happens.  If it gets to that point (i.e., until late June), the Democratic Party will be fractured.  If Obama gets the nomination, people in the Democratic Party will get over it.  If Clinton gets the nomination, there will be major blocs of pissed off Democrats who will, in effect, temporarily leave the party and not vote in November.