Monday, February 11, 2008

The Democratic Party Civil War Scenario

A Facebook thread reminded me of a scenario I'd been thinking about (and, no I don't hang out on Facebook - it showed up in a Google search. I promise!! *voice cracking*)...

1) Hillary and Barack go into the DNC with Obama holding a small lead
2) The 796 super-delegates decide the presidency in a smoke-filled backroom... and Hillary emerges the victor
3) A Democratic Civil War breaks out

Peggy Noonan asked an excellent question a few days ago: does Hillary Clinton know how to lose?

If she loses the nomination, does she gracefully withdraw? Does she know how? Or would she wage an intense legal battle from sea to shining sea?

I think we all know the answer to this question.

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