A record-setting four million Pennsylvania Democratic voters are poised to make their voices heard in the April 22 primary. They have an unprecedented opportunity to save their party from defeat in November by voting for Barack Obama.
Most political observers have concluded that, mathematically, Hillary Clinton has virtually no chance of winning the nomination. Yet she insists on dragging out the fight, apparently more concerned for herself than for the party she represents. While the two Democrats are engaged in a steel cage death match, John McCain is using the time to organize and get his act together, merrily recording all the negative things beings said on the Democratic side for use in future campaign commercials. Every day that passes with Obama and Clinton going at each other is another gift-wrapped present for McCain.
I entered this campaign torn between support for Obama or Clinton. I thought they were both strong candidates. But Hillary has shown time and again that the Republicans were right about her. She really will do anything to win. She will use any deception, twist the truth beyond all recognition, if it will further her apparently preordained God-given right to be president. If she needs to impugn Obama's patriotism or play the race card, she doesn't give it a second thought. And now we learn that she "misspoke" about her 1996 trip to Bosnia. Just made a little mistake when she said she was under sniper fire. And let's go to the video...
Obama, on the other hand, has tried to keep his campaign on the high road, while not allowing Clinton to get away with her low-road attacks. With the Rev. Wright matter, he has shown he can take a punch and bounce right back up. Instead of hemming and hawing, he faced the cameras and spoke honestly and compassionately about his relationship, appealed to "the better angels of our nature," and asked Americans to engage in a constructive dialogue about race.