At least today's NBA playoff games begin in twenty minutes.
Let me see if I get this straight.
According to various reports, some 30-odd percent of Hillary Clinton supporters threaten to vote Republican in the fall if Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for President.
Now, is it mistaken of me to imagine that those falling into this camp have stated a preference for Clinton precisely because, at some level, she is not George W. Bush?
And yet, at the same time, whatever his personal idiosyncrasies, Republican nominee John McCain’s policy platform is essentially inseparable from the one ruinously pursued by Bush, indisputably the worst chief executive in American history. So, in essence, if Obama is nominated, many so-called Democrats will abandon the party to vote, again, for Bush III?
Help me here. These people are Democrats … how?
And, tell me: How does such craven behavior inspire thinking people like me to (a) take their cognitive abilities of turncoats seriously, and (b) view their preemptive electoral tantrum as anything other than the self-defeating decision of the chicken to vote (again) for Colonel Sanders?
Can they be drummed out fast enough?
How many of the local Democratic power elites professing support for Clinton intend to vote Republican if Obama is the nominee? If the answer is more than “one”, isn’t this yet another indictment of the local Democratic party’s inability (or unwillingness) to articulate a coherent policy position on anything at all?
At a deeper level, doesn’t this prove yet again that the two-party system is completely inadequate to represent the diversity of opinion in a nation of 300 million people?
Take your time. There won't be a quiz. Are you ready for that Lakers-Celtics final?