Saturday, May 17, 2008

obama doesn't need me...

Bowers at Open Left:
Was it the right decision to back Obama? Hard to say for certain, but on balance my guess is still yes. I miss the days when we could play all three top candidates off each other. Unfortunately, that ship sailed the day Edwards failed to win Iowa, and the campaign lurched to the right as a result.
Basically it's Obama exhibiting his need not to appear beholden to the progressive base (a.k.a., the Democratic wing) of the Democratic party, seeing as how the corporate media will use it in any event as a hook upon which to hang their corporate hats. Hey, more power to 'im. We beat Hillary the Bush/McSame symp, and that'll keep me sated well into the fall -- knock wood!

Meanwhile, prince of darkness type Bob Novak says a civil disturbance inside the Republican party is afoot:
Huckabee's announced support of McCain is unequivocal, and he is regarded in the McCain camp as a friend and ally. But credible activists are spreading the word that Huckabee secretly allies himself with the bitter-end opposition. That hardly seems possible considering his public backing, but critics of Huckabee's 10 years as governor of Arkansas say he is all too capable of playing a double game.
Of course I'm rooting for the li'l Christianists on this front thinking they're just so far out there that they'll succeed only at a further hollowing out of the Republican party, i.e., what's left of 'em come 2012.

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