By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Hillary Clinton | John McCain | Presidential Nomination Contests — Comments (40) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Obama wins in Wisconsin. Texas and Ohio are now super-important firewall states, and given that Hillary Clinton's campaign was not aware of the fact that they could win the popular vote in Texas while at the same time losing the delegates, one has to wonder what kind of firewall she has constructed for herself. Nevertheless, given the mathematical impossibility of either Clinton or Obama reaching 2,025 delegates absent superdelegate help, Clinton will fight on and make this into trench warfare. The debate on Thursday night between the two ought to be a doozy.
Now that more attention is being paid to the possibility of Obama as the nominee, perhaps we could also pay attention to radical proposals that have been part and parcel of his political positions. Proposals like the ones found here. And how about the one found here? Kevin Drum--who, it should be noted, voted for Obama in the California primary--wonders if Obama's bubble is about to burst. Obama gives a great speech and he is plenty smart and charismatic. He has run a great campaign thus far. But if the true nature of his past and present policy positions are made evident to the American people, then he might have some 'splainin to do. I mean, come on--Barack Obama wanted to hold gun owners liable if their guns got stolen and crimes were committed with them. If that isn't a back door evisceration of the Second Amendment--and it isn't even all that back door-ish--I don't know what is. The class warfare bit is par for the course, but that doesn't make it any more acceptable or understandable for anyone whose economic views are based on reason rather than envy.
Oh, and McCain wins in Wisconsin. Can Mike Huckabee leave the race now? I hear the Cayman Islands are lovely this time of year. Perhaps he could go back there and make another paid speech.