Friday, August 22, 2008

Party unity the Clinton way

During the most recent gulf war, SecDef Rumsfeld described enemy combatants who continued to fight to the bitter end, knowing their cause was lost, as “dead enders.”

That term could describe the Clinton camp’s efforts to derail Obama’s nomination next week. I mentioned in an earlier post there was a surprise leak to ABC News on August 6 that she might have her name placed in nomination at the convention. That has now happened. It’s all for party unity of course, so her supporters can be heard. Yeah. The press is referring to it as a symbolic vote, but it’s about as symbolic as a lighting a fuse on a stick of dynamite. If the vote goes her way, bang, Obama’s out. It’s that simple.

Would the Clintons stoop to devious measures at this point in the campaign? Well, the Clintons are the Clintons and nothing’s beyond the pale. They do play for keeps. Here are a couple of items. From the Moderate Voice blog:

"August 20th, 2008 by JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief Scripps Howard News Service reports that there’s a new email campaign underway by some Hillary Clinton supporters to derail the nomination of Democratic Senator Barack Obama, who is now starting to seriously sag in various national polls: ‘A massive e-mail and Internet campaign is under way aimed at derailing the nomination of Barack Obama and making Hillary Clinton the party’s standard bearer next week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. ‘ ‘It’s downright nasty,’ said Memphis, Tenn., superdelegate and city council member Myron Lowery, who has shared dozens of the messages he’s received with The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal newspaper.’ "

And this is reported today via America’s Right:

“A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.”

If Obama is so naïve he would trust the Clintons in the interest of party unity, how will he do with Ahmadinejad or Putin? Now everyone knows the Clintons are tougher and less trustworthy than those two, so he might do OK. But it sure looks like Hillary is trying to destroy Obama either for the nomination or in the presidential election.

Some party unifier!

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