There is not a nice way to state the obvious and that is, Senator Obama got his clocked clean in last nights Primary Elections. Hillary won Rhode Island, carried Texas in a hard fought race, and walloped Obama in Ohio trouncing him with a very healthy double digit lead when the votes were tallied. We cannot win the White House if we cannot win the BIG STATES, and Obama has shown a horrid inability to win those large population states, is not uniting the party behind his big on dreams little on substance speeches. Further, if we factored in Florida and Michigan, he is NOT IN THE LEAD when it comes to the delegate count.
These facts beg the question, is Senator Obama down for the count, even out of the race at this point in time? Not willing yet to say he is out, but he is gasping for breath, wheezing over in the corner like a fish out of water between rounds, and now must win Pennsylvania to have any chance at being the Democratic Presidential candidate. Some would disagree, but Obama’s camp might be better off at this point negotiating with Clinton’s camp to name him as her Vice Presidential Candidate. At the end of an eight year term for Hillary Clinton, he would have the experience he now lacks, would have won the support of the party faithful, and would be guaranteed the Democratic nod for President in 2016.
A Clinton Obama Democratic ticket would be all but unstoppable in the fall elections, McCain and the Republicans incapable of matching the Democrats and this Presidential Dream Team’s © fund raising capabilities. Obama would bring home the small states and overwhelmingly capture the black vote, while Hillary would score well among Hispanics, women, and most of Blue Collar America…that would not leave much for McCain and who ever he chooses as he running mate to pick over. Such a ticket would lay the foundation stones for a new Democratic dynasty that would hold the White House for at least the next 16 years, give us enough time to rebalance the Supreme Court for decades to come.It has been a great primary season for the Democrats, a wild and exhilarating ride for every political junky, but now it is time for the Democrats to close ranks and present a unified front against the opposition as we head for the home stretch and the battles that lay ahead. Great politicians, men born to be great have a knack for reading the tea leaves, knowing when to make the right decision, deciding to fight another day instead of sacrificing a great career in a bloody battle they are destined to lose…especially this year when the stakes are so high, when we as a party have to rally together and return a Democrat to the White House. Obama so far has shown himself to be that great man of wisdom, and tomorrow morning when he wakes up, he faces the ultimate test…is this campaign all about his ego, or about doing what is best for the Democratic Party, and our nation?