[S]ome party leaders and superdelegates said the Wright controversy has given them pause, raising questions about Mr. Obama’s electability in the general election next fall.
“From what I am seeing out there, it is creating a backlash,” said Bill George, the head of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. in Pennsylvania, who announced his endorsement of Mrs. Clinton on Wednesday. “It’s unfortunate. If more of that happens going into the fall, it could create a problem.”
Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics:
In a new memo addressed to “automatic delegates,” Clinton guru/strategist/consigliere Harold Ickes presses the electability argument for Hillary using a barrage of stats from recent public polls… .The clearest sign that Hillary’s “electability” argument may be making headway? Rush Limbaugh has to reassure his “Operation Chaos” troops, who are beginning to worry that she may actually come back to win the nomination:
“A spate of new public polls out this week confirms what we have been arguing for some time: Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate to beat John McCain in November.”
CALLER: But, Rush, don’t you think … I understood yesterday … I’m not sure which cable news I was watching, that Clinton’s getting awful close and that she can overtake Obama?It’s a lose-lose proposition for Democrats, and Rush is loving it.
RUSH: She can’t, neither of them can win. See, this is our insurance, safety, or whatever. Neither of them can win via pledged delegates. Neither of them can win via the primary process.
RUSH: This is ideal. It is going to take the superdelegates committing political murder against one of them.
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