Well. What’s left to be said about the Democratic Primary? Not much. It’s been done to death.
As has been oft repeated, and I will do so again here, the big winner from the PA primary was John McCain. Not since the 1980 battles between Carter, Edward Kennedy, and Jesse Jackson has there been so much blue on blue “friendly fire” incidents. I just can’t help but laugh at all those former Clintonistas who jumped over to Obama that now deride Hillary for her “dirty tricks” and how she “plays fast and loose with facts.” A mere 18 months ago, those same people would be lambasting anyone who said such things.
Vindication can come in many forms. This is the “right wing conspiracy’s” vindication for all those things that have been said about the Clintons over the years. Just don’t expect anyone to actualy admit they were wrong back then. It’s beyond them to admit they were duped, that they made a mistake. Nope, not going to happen.
So Hillary got the win, and the winning margin she needed, barely. Personally, I’m looking forward to whatever back room deal happens at the convention. No matter what it is, people will feel cheated and excluded, and rightfuly so. The whole Democratic nomination process has become a joke, above and beyond the usual snarkyness. Between the Florida and Michigan fiascos (yeah, lets exclude two big states, then expect them to crawl back to us), Obama’s associates (from Ayers to Wright et al), Hillary’s “poor me” crying fits, and whatever spews forth from Howard Dean’s mouth, how can anyone take any of the Democratic candidates seriously? The last serious candidate was Bill Richardson, and even he got dragged through the mud by his former Clintonista pals (James Carville).
So what’s the end result from PA? Well, Indiana suddenly becomes important. The nastiness of the Democratic campaign will only continue to get more bitter, and more divisive. And John McCain will only continue to look better and better. Thank you Pennsylvania, and thank you Democrats! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do with out you!