I’m in London, England, so I didn’t get to watch last nights debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, save for some video snippets available on ABC.com. According to some of those who did watch the spectacle, Obama fell victim to the effects of an ABC/Clinton tag team who delivered a sizable can o’ whupass.
Keeping the score card, there’s no way Obama could fared worse. Nearly 45 minutes of relentless political scrutiny from the ABC anchors and from Hillary Clinton, followed by an issues-and-answers session in which his anger carried over and sort of neutered him.
A lot of stuff that Obama doesn’t want Pennsylvanians to think about were the subject of fairly detailed questions. Obama’s supporters are already blaming the “establishment” — that is, the powerful institution of the mainstream media — for the tone of the debate. This sets up a blowback scenario wherein his supporters will rally to his defense and lash out at the media very loudly. But Obama’s going to be the next president of the United States, maybe. The most powerful person in the world. And questions about his personal associations, his character, his personal beliefs, his statements at private fundraisers — the answers to these questions tell us a lot.
Being a supporter of Operation Chaos, I don’t mind the fact that Obama might have had a bad night. Heck, I’m not even a Democrat, so as far as I’m concerned, both Hillary and Barack could fall flat on their face and I’d be happy. Yet, like any God fearing Conservative, I can’t bear the thought of Hillary Clinton being our next president. If that means rooting for Obama, so be it. Do I wish he would have slam dunked Hillary in the debate? Sure. But even if that’s not what happened last night, it’s no matter. Hillary’s bound and determined to play the role of suicide bomber in this primary. Make no mistake about it, she’s packing the proverbial explosives in her vest as we speak. If she doesn’t get the nomination, she’ll blow up the Democratic party in full public view. And I’d pay to watch that.
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