Last night the Republican Party nomination was settled early. John McCain handily captured all four States, Vermont, Road Island, Ohio and Texas, resulting in Mike Huckabee's concession and heart felt endorsement of R-winner.
The rousing upset in the Democratic Primary astonished the pundits and media critics who up until this weekend were shamefully (as noted by SNL) in the tank for the SuperNova, Barack Obama. Once again, Hillary Clinton shocked the politeratti entranced by Obamamania with a stiff dose of reality. She fought hard against the spinning Media rip-tide to win three out of the four contests, Road Island, Ohio and Texas. Hooray! Go Girl!!
The prognosis for Clinton's demise was grim. Obama seemed to be coasting to another good day when Clinton conjured the "kitchen-sink" strategy and laid negative snipes on Barack which affected the Primary voters in all three States.
The Canadian memo surfaced which cast doubt on his promise to cancel NAFTA; the "3AM Ad" which questioned his abilities as CIC; combine that with the merky Muslim picture, anti-white Pastor, anti-American wife and Farrakhan-anti-Jewish smears, Clinton won white voters of every demographic. Namely, High School grads, blue collar/union workers, rich college educated white men, older women, Latinos; and most of the last minute undecideds went for Clinton in all three States. The negative hits on Obama clearly took him down a peg...expect more of the same as the race approaches Pennsylvania.
Neither candidate can win enough delegates in the complicated proportional system of primaries and caucuses to reach the number required to be the Democratic Nominee; therefore, it's inevitable that SuperDelegates will have to over-ride the decision of either Obama or Clinton supporters triggering a back-lash from the loser.
To add to the mess, today the DNC is meeting with the Governors of Florida and Michigan to figure out a way to seat their delegates at the convention that would satisfy both candidates. If a solution is not found, teams of lawyers for Obama, Clinton and the DNC are ready to put on a show that will rival the 2000 Florida debacle.
After all is said and done, the SuperDelegates will either go with their own prejudices, State constituents, or the National momentum; but in doing so, risk the continued participation of black mimorities in the Democratic Party or the rath of whites and the Clintonian establishment. No matter what, the Democratic Party will split...there's just no way around it.
In a year that should have been a horror for the Republican Party this seemingly endless infighting between the myriad of special interests in the Democratic Party and the Establishment is making John McCain more and more likely to be the next President of the United States.
Doesn't get any better than this...can't make it up.:-)<