Saturday, June 7, 2008

That Big Groan

The big collective groan you heard about an hour ago was the expression of collective exasperation and despair at the news that Hillary Clinton has definitively ended her presidential campaign and endorsed Barack Obama ('suspended' is the term of art, but that just means she can continue raising money to pay off campaign debts).

The groan originated not with Democrats nor with voters but with the Clinton-Obsessive Coalition: Wide Stance politicians, party activists, house organs, and last but not least, the name-brand political pundits (Matthews, Russert, Blitzer, Broder, Andrew Sullivan) who have made Clinton hatred a foundational obsession and a guiding principle.

They can still hope Obama will add Clinton to the ticket, but the smart money says they're going to have to find a new reason to get out of bed in the morning.

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