Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You heard it here first

If we were omniscient, we would be in a position perhaps to make the claim that 'you heard it here first'. However, the internet is a really big place and we can’t claim to have read it all, so maybe someone else said this before us.

So, as far as we know, you heard it here first; we just readily admit that we don’t know very much.

But you did hear it here!

Obama has won the nomination – yet Hillary has secured all the leverage in the relationship.

Why do we bring this up again?

Via Jennifer Rubin at Contentions, pull up a chair and listen to the ruminations of Maureen Dowd:

While Obama was spending three hours watching “The Dark Knight” five time zones away, and going to a fund-raiser featuring “Aloha attire” and Hawaiian pupus, Hillary was busy planning her convention.

You can almost hear her mind whirring: She’s amazed at how easy it was to snatch Denver away from the Obama saps. Like taking candy from a baby, except Beanpole Guy doesn’t eat candy. In just a couple of weeks, Bill and Hill were able to drag No Drama Obama into a swamp of Clinton drama.

Now they’ve made Barry’s convention all about them — their dissatisfaction and revisionism and barely disguised desire to see him fail. Whatever insincere words of support the Clintons muster, their primal scream gets louder: He can’t win! He can’t close the deal! We told you so!

The point in our post referenced above had nothing to do with bringing about Democratic Party unity with butterflies and unicorns. Rather, the point is that there is a world full of people who don’t just want to defeat Obama politically, they want to defeat the US globally:

If Hillary can make a hash of Obama in negotiating her end to the race – just imagine what those in Iran and North Korea will do.

Go back and read John Bolton’s take on Obama, both in this interview by Hugh Hewitt and in this Los Angeles Times Op/Ed. But instead of focusing on Iran and North Korea as the ones sitting across the table from Obama, let’s imagine Obama staring face to face with Putin and Medvedev.

Are we really being asked to trust someone who can’t even stand up to a defeated political rival in his party’s presidential primary to stand face to face with those seeking the defeat or destruction of us or our allies?