It's a shame that so honorable and decent a man as Barack Obama has become the target of such paranoid viciousness. I suppose some people hate him because he has made Hillary Clinton look like quite an average person and politician; in any other election cycle, she would be seen as royalty.
Is it possible the Clinton campaign has had a hand in the character assassination of Senator Obama? When you consider the "3 am" commercial, the 60 Minutes line that he's not a Muslim "as far as I know," the pictures the campaign circulated of Obama in African garb, the setting up of a 527 originally for the purpose of attack ads, the running of a TV commercial that depicted Obama as a much darker-skinned man... then the question doesn't seem so far-fetched.
Several news organizations have already established that Hillary Clinton would need to win 64 percent of the popular vote of every remaining primary just to pull even with Obama in pledged delegates. Thus, her only hope of winning the nomination rests with the superdelegates overturning the will of the voters. Would she thus not have a huge incentive in sullying Obama's reputation? For that would be the one foolproof way to get the superdelegates to reconsider whom the nominee should be.
New York, NY
Mar 20 2008 - 10:24am