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If Clinton somehow manages to wrest the nomination from Obama without having both the lead in delegates and/or the lead in popular votes, it will rightfully be seen as stolen and will undoubtedly catalyze a great many blacks to revolt against the Democratic Party. Since African-Americans represent the foundation of the party, this would be catastrophic. We need the black vote to win, or we lose this election and probably many more for years to come.

Despite Clinton's futile attacks, I still believe that Obama has what it takes to get the job done and bring about significant change in Washington. If Obama tanks this election, it means at least four more years of anguish for us... However, if Clinton steals the nomination it's going to cause us decades of grief that we simply cannot afford. Either she's done or our party is. Which do you prefer?