Let’s engage in some political fact finding. No judgment, no screeds in response to comments. In fact, I’m not even going to respond to comments. I want to know: why do you think your candidate has a viable chance of beating the Republican candidate? And yes, I specifically say “the Republican candidate” even though we know it’s McCain, because the Republicans could run a mentally challenged dolphin and the party will fall in line, provided they are reminded that the gays/immigrants/anyone from that whole iffy Middle East region/French are out to get them.
Look, I’m not even questioning her fitness as president. While I think she really screwed the pooch on her initial Iraq vote, I’m confident she’d do a completely acceptable job in the White House. As my friend Tina Fey noted last week in endorsing her, “bitches get stuff done.” But aren’t you the slightest bit worried that your belief that Clinton’s going to be the bestest president ever has an expiration date of exactly 243 days? From where does your confidence that anyone with a last name of Clinton has a chance of beating the Republican machine/anti-Hillary media spring? (Question that last assertion about the media only after brushing up on your Chris Matthews and MoDowd, please.) Obama can galvanize Democrats and maybe pull in some votes from across the aisle as a bonus. Clinton will be the greatest fundraiser the Republican party has ever known.
When I look at results from last night, I don’t think, “people who vote for Clinton are idiots because she’d be a bad president.” I think, “why are you turning the primary into a short-term popularity contest?” Enlighten my cynical self.
Update: Reader J brings up a good point in the comments. For those of you who come here for the “What’s the deal with Jordan almond favors?” rants, I also wrote a wedding post today. It’s right below this one.