Primary election comments: Go Hillary. We Want Al Gore.
Hillary won big in Ohio and Rhode Island, and won the votes, but not enough delegates in Texas due to the strange system concocted by the Democratic Party there. Obama won big in Vermont. As Steve Benen says over at Crooksandliars.com, it is now the narrative (and momentum) vs. the delegate count.
This is, overall, excellent news for those of us who hope for a divided convention in Denver this summer, and a draft of Al Gore to run a sprint against the Republicans to November.
I am praying Hillary stays in the race, just as I would have prayed Obama stay in the race if the delegate counts each has was reversed.
On the Republican side, McCain is a highly flawed candidate, ignorant of economic policy matters, and a pandering flip-flopper who is out of his cotton-pickin' mind on the Iraq War.
And if anyone is upset that Obama belongs to a church whose pastor used to praise the odious Louis Farrakhan--even though Obama consistently said he rejects, denounces, etc. Farrakhan--then what do we make of John McCain actively seeking the support of, and getting it from the odious Rev. John Hagee?
So why should any Democrat be concerned the race in the fall is likely to be either Hillary Clinton v. John McCain or Barack Obama v. John McCain? Because, as this book will explain in a single volume, the corporate media pundits, and a host of reporters, have a love of John McCain that will not die. Think the little NY Times scandal was a harginger of negative reporting on McCain? Let's hope so, but it does not seem to be the case. Chris Matthews loves McCain in ways that make me want to wash down the television set after he slobbers over McCain the way a real man would, after losing his sense of decorum, slobber over Angelina Jolie (but I wish she'd lose the tattoos...).
So, here's my slogan for the next round of primary elections for the Democrats: "Go Hillary. We want Gore!"