This campaign has featured some incredible smack all around. The Democratic race has been especially bitter, as both Obama and Clinton are throwing everything and the kitchen sink at each other. But the new king of the hill has to be the Wall Street Journal, who today flew between the ropes and sucker punched the Democratic Party like you wouldn’t believe.
This weekend, the Democrats are meeting frantically to settle their nomination problems with Michigan and Florida. Those states jumped the primary system and tried to gain more significance by bumping their nomination elections earlier. Ironically, they would have been more important had they kept their place, which is how you know Michigan and Florida earned their reputations for blowing it. Clinton won both elections, but most people would agree that it’s only because Obama didn’t campaign there.
Anyways, here is the likely compromise:
If there is a compromise to be had, it appears likely to include some continued penalties–either halving the state’s delegations, or giving each delegate a half-vote.
And here is the Wall Street Journal kneeing the Democrats in the groin:
Far be it from us to get involved in this little spat, but it occurs to us that if you’re a Clinton supporter penning an angry email, you may want to mention that even slaves counted as three-fifths of a person.
I have to say that this is one of the best crackbacks I’ve seen in a long time.