I’m not one for the “horse race” of politics. It keeps the focus off progressive causes and turns elections into a game rather than the place where real issues get discussed. But like most thinking people….um, everywhere, I’m horrified at what eight years of Bush has wrought.
So I want a Democrat to win, preferably the most progressive Democrat, and that means Mr. Obama. And dragging this thing out only gives McCain a daily gift. Because this is going to start getting really ugly.
The Democrats need to end this and the sooner the better. Marc Cooper spells out in the most clearly written piece I’ve seen why Hillary Clinton cannot win the nomination:
The Clinton team must know this. So what is she waiting for? She’ll end up in Ralph Nader territory amongst the liberal crowd if she causes the Democrats to blow what ought to be a cakewalk in November.
Think about it: She can’t win, it’s selfish to stay in, and for the good of the party (and living beings everywhere) she needs to drop out before it’s too damn late. How is this different from the arguments the Democrats have been making against Nader? It’s not an argument I support. But it’s one Obama ought to be making right now…
March 6, 2008 | Filed Under Political |