People are starting to grouse that the protratcted Democratic campaign is going to hurt Obama's chances in the fall. I say Obama because Clinton can campaign from now until 2012 and she's not winning. Even if she claims to be leading the popular vote right now because she "won" the meaningless Michigan and Florida primaries that Obama didn't even run in. That's like Kobe saying he had 109 points last night because he made thirty baskets in the morning shootarounds. It is ridiculous, even by her standards.
Anyway, to the people worrying that the Democrats will lose in November, I say, "Ahhhhhh, come on." The nomination will be decided after the last primary on June 3rd. That leaves five months of Obama vs. McCain campaigning before the election. Five months is a very, very, very, very long time. Five months ago, people thought Mike Huckabee might win the GOP nod.
Hell, two months ago, people were saying things about McCain like, "What he has got to be concerned with,” Mr. Limbaugh said of Mr. McCain, “is all these Republican voters who say right now they’re so fed up they’re not going to vote at all. That’s deeper than they realize."...Asked what Mr. McCain might do to change his mind, Mr. Limbaugh said: "I don’t think there’s anything he could do. If he did do it, he would be accused of selling out." Then, in a familiar baritone as resonant as it is on the air, he added, "If I were to endorse McCain based on the current circumstances, I’d be looked at as a party hack."
Naturally, Limbaugh has since endorsed McCain. Who has indeed sold out every one of his principles to attract the GOP base. So can we calm down just a little bit about Obama and Clinton?