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Senator Obama is on the verge of capturing the Democratic nomination for President. Establishment Democrats in the left wing of the party are lining up for him. The Clintons, representing the moderate wing of the party have however successfully, painted Obama as a black candidate which will be his biggest obstacle to gaining the nomination. In South Carolina, Obama got three quarters of the black vote and one quarter of the white vote. If this result repeats itself in the rest of the south, Obama will be blocked from an outright win but might still win the nomination at a brokered convention, particularly if John Edwards remains in the race.
Obama can do three things to help himself. First he can paint Bill Clinton as a pretender attempting to gain a third term, a violation of the Constitution. There is already ample evidence that he is is doing so. Second, he can extract a pledge from his supporters that they will not allow race to be a qualifying factor amongst Democrats, the implication being that his supporters will not back the Clintons in the general election if they gain the nomination unfairly by introducing race. Third he can plan and manipulate the convention starting now using the race pledge as a lever at convention time.p>The left wing of the Democrats have found their candidate in Obama and they are not about to lay down and let the Clintons get away with finessing their candidate. With a few tricks of their own, they can compete and possibly put the Clintons out of the race.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online