Oh, now it's blackmail
One of the most salient arguments made these days by superdelegates is the fear of what would happen to the party if Obama were to be spurned.
Even if they wanted to nominate Clinton, the fear of damage to the party is sufficient to argue against it. Between the newbies — the young and new voters who are so enthusiastic for Obama — and the black community — who ironically were somewhat late to join the Obama bandwagon after his Iowa win — the fallout from a spurning of Obama would be profound.
Well, splendid. Vote for me, or I take my ball and go home.
Hey, remember when there used to be actual reasons -- however weak -- to vote for Obama? Happy days. Now, it's just a straight power play.
Obviously, loyal Democrats, and women, and working people would never do anything to harm the Party or the "creative class" [cough] or The Precious.
Even if they do throw Universal Health Care under the bus.
I guess that means we have to figure out how to inflict more pain than the OFB's willing to.
Maybe I need to rethink that concept of voting for Obama in the general, and change my sig. After all, the only response to blackmail is "Publish, and be damned." Because otherwise, it goes on and on and on.
NOTE Link via Taylor Marsh.
UPDATE Leah reminds me to quote this from Cook as well:
If this campaign’s events were in a political novel, it would seem so far-fetched as to be laughable. But here we are.
Well, as Elizabeth Edwards pointed out, it seems like a novel because it is a novel:
Watching the campaign unfold, I saw how the press gravitated toward a narrative template for the campaign, searching out characters as if for a novel...
If you haven't read her Op-Ed in the Times, do so now..