Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Primary Shocker!!!

Not really. Just as predicted Obama wins North Carolina and Hillary wins Indiana.

Marc Ambinder has this interesting perspective:

"..of exit polls that have been released to the Edison-Mitsofky consortium:

if the surveys are accurate, the polarization within the Democratic Party has reached critical levels. Nearly six in ten Obama supporters in Indiana say they would be dissatisfied if Clinton were the nominee -- that's (I believe) the high percentage of Obama supporters who have ever said that.
In both IN and NC, two thirds of Clinton supporters say they'd be dissatisfied if Obama were the nominee -- I believe that's the highest number recorded for that question, too.

The percentage of Clinton voters who say they'd choose McCain over Obama in a general election is approaching 40% in Indiana. Put it another way: in North Carolina, less than HALF of folks who voted today for Hillary Clinton are ready to say today that they'd definitely vote for Obama in a general election."


Here is the bottom line to me. The "dream ticket" of Hillary/Obama or Obama/Hillary will be a nightmare for us. The unity speech that Obama is sure to give will be inspiring and poetic. Nancy Pelosi says that a combined ticket is impossible, but I don't understand that! It is their best chance.

This is going to the convention. There is no doubt in mind about that. I have a feeling that it will be a show for the history books.